FW: Problems using Bibtex with lyx.

Kees Zeelenberg kzstatis at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 09:04:57 UTC 2020

Op 11-06-2020 om 17:18 schreef Paul A. Rubin:
> On 6/11/20 7:36 AM, Mike Reeks wrote:
>> ...
>> *From: *Mike Reeks <mailto:mike.reeks at yahoo.com>
>> *Sent: *11 June 2020 10:45
>> *To: *lyx-users-subscribe at lists.lyx.org 
>> <mailto:lyx-users-subscribe at lists.lyx.org>
>> *Subject: *Problems using Bibtex with lyx. Help!!
>> I have used bibtex generated bibliography with access to an 
>> appropriates bibtex database of references in all my lyx files that 
>> cite references.
>> Upto now I have had no problems. I usually generate a pdf file in the 
>> lyx document conversion. Now for some unknown reason when converting 
>> a lyx file toa  pdf file or any other file the reference list  is 
>> missing in the document conversion and the reference in the text are 
>> not recognised and appear as [?]. I have no idea what has caused the 
>> problem. Why it was working before and not now since as far as I am 
>> aware I have done nothing.  It happens on all my lyx files. I attach 
>> a simple example lyx file, the latex file and the pdf conversion file 
>> and the bib reference file. I would be very grateful if someone could 
>> shed some light as to what is going on. Its a really annoying. I am 
>> writing a review article using lyx which is about 6o pages long
>> Best regards
>> Mike Reeks
>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for 
>> Windows 10
> When I compile your MWE, I get both references printed, but the second 
> reference is garbled and causes a warning message in the LaTeX log. It 
> appears that the citation was copied from a PDF file and pasted into 
> the BibTeX database (either directly or through a program such as 
> JabRef). If you open the .bib database in a plain text editor and 
> cursor through the title of the Tian & Ahmad paper, you'll see that 
> the first two letters of "flows" count as one character (due to 
> kerning in the PDF file). Similarly, the two f's in "different" are 
> actually one character.
> There's probably a smarter way to fix it, but all else failing you can 
> run through the database and retype anything that generates a 
> complaint in the LaTeX log.
> Paul
Same here, on MS-Windows with MikTeX. As an alternative to Paul's 
suggestion, you might  set the language coding to utf8 (in LyX: Document 
/ Settings / Language / other)


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