[OS X TeX] [OT] Journal abbreviations in bibtex

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed May 24 18:26:40 EDT 2006

On 25 May 2006, at 0:11, Martin Costabel wrote:

> Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> JT & Andi,
>> Thanks for the links. I meant, however, latex abbreviations, such  
>> as \apj, etc.
> You want to look at the custom-bib package. In your tetex  
> installation, you have it probably in teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/ 
> latex/custom-bib/. There is a README file and files like  
> physjour.mbs or geojour.mbs containing all those abbreviations.  
> This is what goes into the bibtex styles when they are created  
> using the makebst system.

Note that those are @STRING bibtex macros, not LaTeX macros. A little  
grep search & replace should be able to remedy that.

In BBEdit/TextWrangler (or perhaps TeXShop, …) with grep on:

Search for:
     MACRO ?\{(.+?)\} ?\{"(.+?)"\}
and replace with:
on a *copy* of the *jour.mbs files. Afterwards you copy select all  
newly created LaTeX macros and insert them in a style file. Note that  
these files contain some \newcommand commands themselves, but since  
they are .dtx files, those \newcommands appear after % marks, and can  
be filtered easily. Manual checking is still needed, but this should  
translate the bulk.


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