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       bibtex8 - 8-bit Big BibTeX


       bibtex8 [options] aux-file


       BibTeX8 is an 8-bit implementation of BibTeX written in C.  It has been
       enhanced by adding the following features:

       - "big" (32-bit) and customisable capacity

       - flexible support for non-English languages using 8-bit character sets

       BibTeX8  accepts  8-bit characters in its input files, and writes 8-bit
       characters to its output files.  The character set  is  defined  by  an
       external  configuration  file  ---  the  Codepage and Sort order ("CS")
       file.  By default, it reads a specific CS  file  "88591lat.csf",  which
       defines  ISO  8859-1  character  set and its alphabetical sorting order
       including accented characters.


       -?  --help
              display some brief help text.

       -7  --traditional
              operate in the original 7-bit mode, no CS file used.  Only 7-bit
              ASCII  characters  are  supported,  and they are sorted by ASCII
              code value.

       -8  --8bit
              force 8-bit mode, no CS file used.  All 8-bit characters (code >
              127)  are  treated as letters, and they are sorted by their code

       -c  --csfile FILE
              read FILE as the BibTeX character set and sort definition  file.
              Note that options -7, -8 and -c are exclusive.

       -d  --debug TYPE
              report  debugging information.  TYPE is one or more of all, csf,
              io, mem, misc, search.

       -s  --statistics
              report internal statistics.

       -t  --trace
              report execution tracing.

       -v  --version
              report BibTeX version.

       -B  --big
              set large BibTeX capacity.

       -H  --huge
              set huge BibTeX capacity.

       -W  --wolfgang
              set really huge BibTeX capacity for Wolfgang.

       -M  --min_crossrefs ##
              set min_crossrefs to ##.

       --mcites ##
              allow ## \cites in the .aux files (deprecated).

       --mentints ##
              allow ## integer entries in the .bib databases (deprecated).

       --mentstrs ##
              allow ## string entries in the .bib databases (deprecated).

       --mfields ##
              allow ## fields in the .bib databases (deprecated).

       --mpool ##
              set the string pool to ## bytes (deprecated).

       --mstrings ##
              allow ## unique strings.

       --mwizfuns ##
              allow ## wizard functions (deprecated).


       More   detailed   description    of    BibTeX8    is    available    at
       $TEXMFDIST/doc/bibtex8/00readme.txt.   The  syntax of Codepage and Sort
       order (CS) File can be found at $TEXMFDIST/doc/bibtex8/csfile.txt.


       BibTeX8 was written by Niel Kempson <>  and  Ale-
       jandro  Aguilar-Sierra  <>.   This  manpage was
       written for TeX Live,  based  on  the  work  by  Norbert  Preining  for
       Debian/GNU Linux.

bibtex8 3.71                      March 2019                        bibtex8(1)

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