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butch
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### Bibtex and quotation marks

Hi to all

I'm new to this forum because I have a problem using Lyx and Bibtex.
Writing my PhD in german I use the following quotation marks in my text: « ». If I export the file to pdf I looks great, no problems.
The problems begin if I include a bibtex-file (created with Bibdesk). All quotation marks written in the bib-file look strange after exporting the file to pdf. They look this way: Â« or Â»
I tried different things, I googled, I read websites, I have no clue!
Does anybody out there has an idea what my problem is and how I can solve it?
Thank you.

Regards
Butch

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StarValkyrie
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Did you type the guillemets directly? Sometimes BibTeX can't handle special characters when typed directly. You might need to try typing the tex code for right and left guillemets instead or sometimes you can just use quotation marks and the language option will translate them.

Johannes_B
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I guess your bib-file ist utf8 encoded. Bibtex cannot work with those files, and a change to the modern package biblatex in conjunction with the bibliography processor biber might be useful.

If you want to stay with bibtex, you need to mask those symbols, using for example
\documentclass{article}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\begin{document}\guillemotleft Hallo\guillemotright\end{document}
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

butch
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