[tex-live] BibTeXU

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat May 29 23:29:13 CEST 2010

    I gather this is what used to be bibtex8 in former years?

No, it is an independent project.  bibtex8 still exists (and is still in
TL).  In fact, Peter put in yeoman efforts to update bibtex, bibtex8,
bibtexu so that they had more or less the same behavior wrt memory
allocation, etc.

bibtexu is/was a project by Yannis (and a student or two) to use the ICU
library with BibTeX.  Peter also put in the massive efforts needed to
make this work in the TL build system and have bibtexu and xetex use the
same ICU library

I have never seen any documentation or other details about bibtexu.  I
asked Yannis about it a couple days ago; no response as of yet.


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