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Having trouble with accented characters.

Tony 1 year ago updated by Christian Fritz 1 year ago 5

I am having a similar problem to some posted, but I can't make the answers work for me. See https://academic.mu.edu/peressini/afp_pubs.php.

Two entries under 2019 pubs come up without accents: "Otavio" and

"Scholler". I've done everything as suggested (best as I can tell). I

suspect it is in my bib file? Thanks for any help.

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Can you try Schöller instead of Sch{\"o}ller and Otávio instead of Ot{\'a}vio in you bibtex file? Using Unicode characters directly is usually safest.

I double checked, but that is in fact how it is in the bib file.  (I think you can see this by expanding the 'bibtex' option on the web page.  Could it be the CSS file?  What should that look like?

No, the bibtex file that your page uses is  http://academic.mu.edu/peressini/MyPubsBibTex.bib and that one doesn't seem to be using Unicode characters, but latex escape sequences:

> curl http://academic.mu.edu/peressini/MyPubsBibTex.bib 2>/dev/null | grep Applying
	Title = {{Ot{\'a}vio Bueno and Steven French. \textit{Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation}}},

Thank so much Christian, for your help and patience.  It turns out I was looking at the bib file in BibDesk (Mac) and it was hiding the LaTeX escape codes - so that is taken care of - thanks again.  I have a couple of further questions - if I may ask them here.

  1. Must I use the Unicode characters for Bibbase?  I ask because one of the things I really like about it is I can use the same bib file for my publications, CV, and my web page.  But I use latex escape sequences there, mostly.  Do people use only Unicode these days in bib files?
  2. In the abstract for the bib entry we've been discussing, the LaTeX (e.g., em dash, single quotes, etc.) doesn't come out as LaTeX'ed.  Is that just the way it is?  Should abstracts not have LaTeX in them?  Again, this might raise the question of #1 above regarding having to keep multiple bib files for web, CV, etc.
  3. Is there a way to handle the url in the first (ORBDE Software) entry under 2014 on my page? [Sorry if I should post this question separately.]

    I took a closer look at this and I'm a little puzzled. The latex escape sequences should have worked fine. For example, you can look at this publications and its corresponding bibtex: https://bibbase.org/network/publication/krstev-stankovi-obradovi-vitas-utvi-automaticconstructionofamorphologicaldictionaryofmultiwordunits-2010. There the escape sequences are translated fine.

    BibBase handles a lot of latex but not everything. For instance, in your example of https://bibbase.org/network/publication/peressini-otviobuenoandstevenfrenchiapplyingmathematicsimmersioninferenceinterpretationi-2019, the textit is correctly handled. This morning I debugged the emdash and found a bug regarding it's parsing, which is fixed in development now and will be released soon. As for the single quotes, `...', those are not translated. But from what I recall you don't need to use them in latex anymore either. Modern versions of latex will handle ".." just fine.

    For the ORBDE entry: the \url command is not translated by BibBase (at least yet -- seems like a good feature to add). But what you can do for now is to use url fields in your bibtex, e.g.:

      Author = {Peressini, Anthony F. and Guastello, Stephen J.},
      Date-Added = {2017-12-15 14:55:05 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2019-08-17 17:09:43 -0500},
      url = {Software_(Menu_4,_fourth_item)_=http://www.societyforchaostheory.org/resources/ Software_(alternative)=http://academic.mu.edu/peressini/orbde/orbde.htm},
      Title = {Orbital decomposition: A short user's guide to {ORBDE} v2.4},
      Year = {2014}

    All underscores will be replaced by spaces.