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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,

       -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


       BibTeX8 was written by Niel Kempson <> and Alejandro  Aguilar-Sierra
       <>.   This  manpage was written for TeX Live, based on the work by
       Norbert Preining for Debian GNU/Linux.