[OS X TeX] BibDesk bug

Dr.John R.Vokey vokey at uleth.ca
Sun Aug 8 20:57:23 EDT 2004

I'm not sure with which version this bug was introduced as BibDesk used 
to handle these references correctly, but as of v.0.95, BibDesk 
mishandles ampersands in Journal fields, faultily escaping one of the 
two brackets it inserts around the ampersand in the resulting bib file. 
  For example, for this simple reference,

	Author = {Vokey, J. R. and Read, J. D.},
	Journal = {Memory \{\&} Cognition},
	Pages = {291--302},
	Title = {Familiarity, memorability, and the effect of typicality on 
the recognition of faces.},
	Volume = {20},
	Year = {1992}}

Note the error in the Journal field.  The only fix is to edit each such 
field by hand outside of BibDesk (e.g., render {Memory \{\&} Cognition} 
as {Memory \& Cognition}).  Worse, if the file is ever edited inside 
BibDesk again, the error will be re-introduced.  I have contacted the 
BibDesk development team, but I thought other BibDesk users (most 
likely to be on this list) should be made aware of the problem.

John R. Vokey, PhD
B.E.R.G. - Behaviour and Evolution Research Group
Micro-Cognition Laboratory
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

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