[NTG-context] Learning how to use \setupbtxrendering

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Feb 18 19:23:25 CET 2018


On 2/18/2018 7:07 PM, Rik Kabel wrote:
> On 2018-02-18 12:23, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>> On 02/18/2018 06:07 PM, Alan Braslau wrote:
>>> title={The Cambridge Companion to {\em Ulysses}},
>>
>> Alan, I think this was Rik Kabel's point: for some scenarios, you 
>> cannot avoid to have some sort of context commands in your bibtex 
>> file. For a while, I also used biblatex from time to time, so I tried 
>> to have a bibtex file that would be as clean as possible and work with 
>> both systems, but your example shows that this is not always possible. 
>> Well, nothing that some well-written perl couldn't get rid of...
>>
>> All best
>>
>> Thomas
> 
> Indeed, that was my point. Even without the mathematics components that 
> were cited, I cannot imagine how markup could be excluded from the 
> BibTeX file, and for that matter, from any other bibliographical 
> database I have seen, if we have to comply with arbitrary formatting 
> standards. The statement that one should not put any such formatting 
> into the file is perhaps aspirational, but not really useful.
If you code clean it's no problem as we can map commands (\btxcommand) 
but most (large) bibtex databases we've seen so far are quite 
inconsistent (not only in usage of commands, also in author names).

(And of course Thomas meant Lua and not Perl.)

Hans

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