CTAN update: bibtex
All of the BibTeX-related files originating with the Stanford TeX Project have been updated to clarify the license, which was always intended to be the same as TeX. There are no functional changes. This includes bibtex.web, plain.bst, btxdoc.tex, and so on. We have also folded the three apalike files into the main BibTeX directory, so that all of the original BibTeX files are available in the same place. http://tug.org/interest.html#bibtex is one list of BibTeX and bibliography-related links. --Oren Patashnik and Karl Berry
This package is at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/base/ . Information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/bibtex (it may take a day for the information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . For your users group see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
bibtex – Process bibliographies for LaTeX, etc
BibTeX allows the user to store his citation data in generic form, while printing citations in a document in the form specified by a BibTeX style, to be specified in the document itself (one often needs a LaTeX citation-style package, such as natbib as well).
BibTeX itself is an ASCII-only program; there is, however, a version that copes with 8-bit character sets. However, BibTeX’s facilities rapidly run out as one moves away from simple ASCII (for example, in the various national sorting rules for languages expressed in different parts of ISO-8859 — the “ISO Latin” series). For more flexibility, the user is urged to consider using biber with BibLaTeX to typeset its output.
In fact, it is best to avoid BibTeX in favour of biber and BibLaTeX, if at all possible.
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