Birte Schoettker <schoettbier <at> gmail.com> writes: <at> Rainer: I would love to know that, too, how to identify non-ASCII characters in a bibtex file.
On Linux (or probably most POSIX-compatible systems), you have the iconv command. So iconv -t ASCII myfile.bib | grep iconv will try to convert your .bib file to ASCII and, if it fails, print the error message iconv generated (which includes the position of the offending character). The position is a character count, not a line/column pair, so it might be easier to go with iconv -t ASCII myfile.bib (which writes the converted file to the display) and see where in the file iconv died. There are ports of iconv to Windows as well (I use the MinGW port at home). /Paul