two questions about bibtex: footcite and chinese characters

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two questions about bibtex: footcite and chinese characters

Post by tinekedhaeseleer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 am

Hi all,

Situation: writing in LaTeX, creating a bibliography in Bookends to export to bibtex, for building a bibliography in Chicago notes+bibliography style.

\footcite:
The "scan document" feature works, but doesn't pick up citations with the \footcite command. Any workarounds, other than giving up on footcite?

Chinese characters:
My western language references export nicely, but the Chinese characters turn into ??? question marks. I haven't tried Japanese or Korean yet but suspect it will be the same. What are some of the fixes you can think of? Is it something to do with the coding (unicode or other), and is there a fix that doesn't require me to fix each reference individually?

I would like to keep Bookends as my reference software, but the Chinese characters issue needs to be resolved.

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Re: two questions about bibtex: footcite and chinese characters

Post by Jon » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:13 pm

Bookends will recognize the when it scans BibTeX: \footcite{

I don't see a problem with Chinese characters, whether the output style is set to BibTeX or UTF-8 (in Biblio -> Bibliography).

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Re: two questions about bibtex: footcite and chinese characters

Post by tinekedhaeseleer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Ok, it seems to be something even before I go into export: in the reference pane and library window the Chinese/Korean shows up fine, but in the little formatted view window at the bottom there are ??? I have updated to the latest version.

I feel I have to move far outside my comfort zone to figure out what is going on and I guess it's not Bookends but something in the OS? Any suggestions where I can get started figuring out what's up?

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Re: two questions about bibtex: footcite and chinese characters

Post by Jon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:08 am

Please send me your library and tell be what reference to look at. And please send screen snaps of what you're doing and what is wrong.

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