[EP-tech] Re: UTF-8 issues on BibTeX import?

Andrew Beeken anbeeken at lincoln.ac.uk
Mon Mar 10 15:31:42 GMT 2014


Interesting!

Looking into this a bit further, the issue seems to be around the keys
that records take with them out of, say, a Scopus export. For example, a
record may be given a key of Péron20141; note the accent - this is the
part that¹s causing the issue and is probably understandable if the key is
conforming to specific standards. With this in mind, is there a workaround?

On 10/03/2014 11:24, "Ian Stuart" <Ian.Stuart at ed.ac.uk> wrote:

>On 10/03/14 11:02, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> Me again!
>>
>> Another issue that has been flagged up by our admin users is that a
>> BibTeX import will fall over when it encounters accented characters
>> in an author name. I¹ve already flagged a problem with UTF-8 encoding
>> in output in another email and I¹m wondering if there is a similar
>> fix here?
>
>Something to consider (I fell over this) is that web servers have a
>tendency to not actually sent UTF-8, even when you ask them to....
>
>I have a script that wouldn't render the name of some Dutch university
>correctly..... but when I added in the name of a chinese one, it was fine.
>
>It was a blinkin' NIGHTMARE to figure out.... and in the end I bypassed
>the EPrints output, and just "printed" directly, with the line
>
>    binmode(STDOUT, ":utf8");
>
>in my code.
>
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