ADS/Harvard entries contain latex commands, leading to a blank field in list view


#1

Unfortunately, newer Jabref versions which use the Unicode interpreter for the list view are unusable in my experience. Some bibtex entries from ADS/Harvard (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/) use journal names like “\prl” or “\prb” which are not only not displayed in the list view, but are also not searchable (example reference: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?bibcode=2016PhRvB..94k5137R&data_type=BIBTEX&db_key=PHY&nocookieset=1).

This makes it essentially impossible to auto-handle these entries after import. Even field renaming requires that I can at least find and select the corresponding entries.

Thanks for any advice!


(Christoph) #2

Thanks for the report,
I guess the unicode converter tries to interpret this is as a latex command.

Seems like we need to add a list of excluded latex like symbols/macros

I filed a bug:
https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/issues/2999
Regards


#3

Thanks for taking this concern seriously, it is much appreciated!
Cheers from a long-time fan of Jabref :+1:t2:


#4

Following up on my earlier question: Since the parser cannot handle unknown latex commands, can I somehow disable it completely? I really don’t need parsing in the list view.

Thank for any tips!