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From: Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: bibtex and babel support
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 11:59:48 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y2hyj70r.fsf@yandex.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87sg869j8j.fsf@ucl.ac.uk> (Eric S. Fraga's message of "Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:46:04 +0000")

Dear Eric,

Thanks for the reply.

>>>>> Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> writes:

    > On Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 at 08:19, Colin Baxter wrote:
    >> However, tangling bibtex src blocks works without an explicit
    >> (bibtex . t).

    > Good.  As it should.

    >> Indeed if I do insert such a line in my emacs init file, I get an
    >> error with "(require ob-bibtex) not found".

    > But there is no need for such a line as bibtex src blocks cannot
    > be evaluated.  org babel makes no sense in this case.

Yes, I thought that at the time. I think I was thrown by the initial
error message, which prompted me to think that a file called
"ob-bibtex.el" existed or had existed, and this would add some sort of
functionality that I had yet to understand.

    >> Although the tangle of bibtex src blocks works well, the block
    >> itself often seem to have fontlock issues and sometimes it seems
    >> not to accept the standard bibtex comment, which begins with @
    >> followed by a space and then text.

    > This will be a bibtex-mode issue, not an org issue?  Does it font
    > lock correctly if you edit the src block in bibtex mode?

This turns out to be a red herring. I find I can edit the source blocks
and insert appropriate comment lines using C-c '. I forgot about this
and was editing the source blocks directly in the org file.😱

    > Just to say that I use bibtex src blocks a lot but I also use the
    > functionality found in ol-bibtex.el for creating bib files from
    > org properties.

Yes ol-bibtex.el is good but doesn't fit my purpose. I use non-standard
bib fields - such as "illustrations", "binding", "condition", etc. -
that are not in available properties of ol-bibtex.el.

Thanks again for your help - I feel I understand things a little better.


Colin Baxter
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understand it myself. A. Einstein

      reply	other threads:[~2020-12-16 12:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-16  8:19 bibtex and babel support Colin Baxter
2020-12-16  9:46 ` Eric S Fraga
2020-12-16 11:59   ` Colin Baxter [this message]

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