Changing from bibtex to biblatex

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Thu Sep 17 19:51:38 UTC 2020

I reconfigured LyX to use biblatex rather than bibtex. Are there any
differences in the structure of the *.bib file between the two?

For the time being I'm sticking with JabRef-5.1 because I've been using it
for years and I need to work with the contents rather than learning a new
tool. And, I've learned that Ocular allows me to copy and paste from PDF-1.7
docs while the installed versions of xpdf and other PDF viewers won't.

Cleaning up the .bib file JabRef shows some duplicates and I've cut those
out. But, when I do an integrity check it shows errors that are not in the
.bib file itself.

Example: JabRef shows a list of authors with names separated by semi-colons
Aazami, J.;Sari, A.E.; ... while the .bib file shows {Aazami, J. and Sari, A.E.
and ... JabRef tells me that what it's displaying is not correct bibtex
format. For that same article JabRef says it's missing page numbers but the
.bib file shows pages = {260–-269},

I don't recall seeing anything like this before.

All thoughts welcome,


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