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LaTeX is a wonderful typesetting system. It includes a powerful
reference mechanism, usually used using BibTeX. BibTeX uses databases of bibliographic
references with given bibliographic styles to produce high-quality bibliographies.
Well-know bibliographic styles include plain.bst,
abbrv.bst, and bibtopic.bst.
However, bibliographic styles only works for one unique
language, most of the time English, and do not format correctly bibliographies
in which references are in English and in French and in German... The multilingual
bibliographic style allows to mix harmoniously references in different languages
within the same bibliography.
With multilingual.bst, the language of a bibliographic
reference is by default in English or can be explicitly stated using the
language field of the reference. Thus, the reference is output using:
- Appropriate keywords, such as et, dans,
éditeur in French instead of and, in, editor in English,
- The appropriate typograpy using the Babel system.
The multilingual bibliographic style supports by default the
english and french languages, other languages can be easily added.
|17 Jul 03||LaTeX multilingual bibliographic style, version 1.0.||zip|
However, the multilingual.bst bibliographic style does not
work propertly in conjuction with other bibliographic styles that also modify
the standard LaTeX bibliographic environment. In particular, with
it is necessary to split the required BibTeX databases into appropriate categories.
Splitting BibTeX databases is a error-prone and painstaking operation.
Also, Bibex, BibTeX Extractor
(previously known as WinBibEX), automates
the extraction of bibliographic references from BibTeX databases using
regular expressions. Using Bibex user interface, it is possible to define,
to save, and to perform BibTeX references extraction tasks.
|6 May 14||Bibex v2.0.4||jar|
|14 Apr 09||Bibex v2.0.1||jar|
|14 Apr 09||Bibex documentation.||html|
Here is a screenshot of Bibex in action (click to enlarge the screenshot).
|19 Jul 04|
Finally, I created a
Propser style to generate
looks like the PowerPoint "Vertical Line" style.
|3 Jul 04||Prosper Vertical Line Style, version 1.0.||zip|