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

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Apr 13 16:53:08 EDT 2005

Hi Roger,
On Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 01:15PM, Roger Hart <rhart at mail.utexas.edu> wrote:

>    Author = {Foucault, Michel},
>    Title = {Nietzsche, la généalogie, l?histoire},
>    BookTitle = {Hommage à Jean Hyppolite},
>    Publisher = {Presses Universitaires de France},
>    Address = {Paris},
>    Year = {1971} }
>when pasted into BibDesk, it becomes, field by field, the following:
>Foucault, Michel
>Nietzsche, la g?©n?©alogie, l?Äôhistoire
>Hommage ?? Jean Hyppolite
>Presses Universitaires de France

I've reproduced this; it's a bug (my fault, even), and is fixed for the next release.  Sorry about that!

>So I have to go in to correct all the garbled characters. I've set all 
>the preferences to be working in UTF-8.
>I get the same results when I import the file.

If the file came from EndNote (I think you used that?), it's probably in Mac OS Roman encoding; you can use BibDesk's "Open..." dialog from the file menu to choose that encoding, then use the "Export..." option to save it as UTF-8.  

Also, I copied the text from  your e-mail, pasted it into a TextEdit window, saved as UTF-8, and it opened just fine in BibDesk.  Only pasting is broken.  Again, my apologies for this problem, and let me know if either of these workarounds fail.


--------------------- Info ---------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
           & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Post: <mailto:MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list