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bibtex8 - 8-bit Big BibTeX
bibtex8 [options] aux-file
BibTeX8 is an 8-bit implementation of BibTeX written in C. It has been enhanced by adding the following features: - "big" (32-bit) and customisable capacity - flexible support for non-English languages using 8-bit character sets BibTeX8 accepts 8-bit characters in its input files, and writes 8-bit characters to its output files. The character set is defined by an external configuration file --- the Codepage and Sort order ("CS") file. By default, it reads a specific CS file "88591lat.csf", which defines ISO 8859-1 character set and its alphabetical sorting order including accented characters.
-? --help display some brief help text. -7 --traditional operate in the original 7-bit mode, no CS file used. Only 7-bit ASCII characters are supported, and they are sorted by ASCII code value. -8 --8bit force 8-bit mode, no CS file used. All 8-bit characters (code > 127) are treated as letters, and they are sorted by their code value. -c --csfile FILE read FILE as the BibTeX character set and sort definition file. Note that options -7, -8 and -c are exclusive. -d --debug TYPE report debugging information. TYPE is one or more of all, csf, io, mem, misc, search. -s --statistics report internal statistics. -t --trace report execution tracing. -v --version report BibTeX version. -B --big set large BibTeX capacity. -H --huge set huge BibTeX capacity. -W --wolfgang set really huge BibTeX capacity for Wolfgang. -M --min_crossrefs ## set min_crossrefs to ##. --mcites ## allow ## \cites in the .aux files (deprecated). --mentints ## allow ## integer entries in the .bib databases (deprecated). --mentstrs ## allow ## string entries in the .bib databases (deprecated). --mfields ## allow ## fields in the .bib databases (deprecated). --mpool ## set the string pool to ## bytes (deprecated). --mstrings ## allow ## unique strings. --mwizfuns ## allow ## wizard functions (deprecated).
More detailed description of BibTeX8 is available at $TEXMFDIST/doc/bibtex8/00readme.txt. The syntax of Codepage and Sort order (CS) File can be found at $TEXMFDIST/doc/bibtex8/csfile.txt.
BibTeX8 was written by Niel Kempson <email@example.com> and Alejandro Aguilar-Sierra <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manpage was written for TeX Live, based on the work by Norbert Preining for Debian GNU/Linux.