[OS X TeX] plea for help with TeX bibliographic databases: the humanities, and unicode

Martin Steer m.steer at coombs.anu.edu.au
Tue Apr 12 23:28:14 EDT 2005

Roger Hart <rhart at mail.utexas.edu> writes:


> But bibliographic databases and utilities seem to me to still have 
> considerable limitations. My sense is that they probably work well for 
> the sciences and medicine in English, but not as well for the 
> humanities, which have more complex (or admittedly, arcane, if you 
> prefer) citations and bibliographies, and almost always include several 
> languages.


> BibTex with LaTeX packages, such as natbib, etc., don't seem to me to 
> have even the number of fields needed to be potentially capable of 
> formatting a bibliography for the humanities.

What, in particular, do you need that isn't there?

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