Pages field - allow use of en dash


(Neil Redgate) #1

Some of the science journals (Zootaxa) I am hoping to submit articles to, advise that the range of pages used in a reference should be separated by en dash ’ – ’ and not the hyphen.

In the latest version, when I paste the en dash between the pages the warning triangle appears with the popup message “should contain a valid page range”. I am fairly certain in the jabref v2 & 3 series (and possibly, the earliest v4 series), the en dash could be used.
If I can only use the hyphen for the page range, I will have to edit every single reference once inserted in to my manuscript, which for obvious reasons, I would rather not have to do.
Can you set up the pages field to accept either the hypen (minus) ’ - ’ or the en dash ’ – '?

Thank you for your time considering this request

with best wishes
Neil


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(Tobias Diez) #2

Related issue: https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/issues/4113


(Neil Redgate) #3

Hi Tobias,

Thank you the update and adding my request to others which are similar.

Nice to know there are other users with a similar requirement

with best wishes

Neil