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* org-bibtex: "TYPE" property conflicting with bibtex's "type" parameter
@ 2011-09-19 19:46 Lluís
  2011-09-20 15:20 ` Eric Schulte
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Lluís @ 2011-09-19 19:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

The current org-bibtex code uses the value of the "TYPE" property for two different purposes:

* identify the type of bibtex entry
* give a value to the "type" parameter in a bibtex entry

Using the "TYPE" property for both has the unfortunate effect that on an entry type like "phdthesis" (which has an optional "type" parameter), the resulting text contains the "phdthesis" text insteaad of the default "PhD thesis" text produced by bibtex when the "type" parameter is not set.

For example, this:

#+bein_source org
* One Title
:TITLE: One Title
:TYPE: phdthesis
:AUTHOR: John Doe
:SCHOOL: University of Somewhere
:YEAR: 2011
:CUSTOM_ID: myid

results in the following bibtex entry:

#+begin_source bibtex
  author =       {John Doe},
  title =        {One Title},
  school =       {University of Somewhere},
  year =         2011,
  type =         {phdthesis}

which is processed into the following text:

#+begin_source fundamental
[1] J. Doe. One Title. phdthesis, University of Somewhere, 2011.

instead of the desired:

#+begin_source fundamental
[1] J. Doe. One Title. PhD thesis, University of Somewhere, 2011.

The only way out I see is to use different properties for the bibtex entry type and bibtex's "type" parameter. Preferably using a different property for org-bibtex to identify the entry type (e.g., "BIBTEX_TYPE").

Thanks a lot,

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