stefano franchi wrote: > On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Benedict Holland < > benedict.m.holl...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> That is a fantastic point. Also I just found this. >> >> http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex >> >> I don't know enough about Lyx to start programing stuff for it yet but it >> seems like pushing biber and biblatex as the default is about 15 years >> overdue. If someone who knows far more about the Lyx codebase can ping me >> or if this would be a great feature request, I would be willing to spend >> some time on this. I ran into very similar problem with a name much like >> Jürgen and I lost a few days trying to figure it out. >> >> > Hi Benedict, > > I think most developers (of which I am not one) agree that full biblatex > support would be desirable. However, from what I understand, adding such > support is not an entirely trivial task, partly because biblatex/biber > interact with latex in a very different way from bibtex. That does not mean > you are not welcome to give it a try. In fact, you strongly encouraged to > do so! There were some discussions of this topic on the lyx-devel list a > few months ago. You may want to search for those threads to get started. > > I also tend to believe that one of the reasons why biblatex support does > not have a very high priority on the developers' agenda is that the current > workaround (described in the wiki page you referred to) is good enough for > a lot of users. It has certainly been good enough for me for a number of > years. I switched to biblatex/biber to get full unicode support and avoid > the kind of time-consuming issues discussed in this thread. Once you get > used to loading biblatex in the preamble (and adding a fake bibtex inset at > the end) it is smooth sailing. If you tend to work with the same bib files > all the time (as I do), you may even create a lyx template with the proper > preamble and bibtex inset and you are done. > > Cheers, > Stefano > > >
Following the wiki instructions doesn't quite work for me. 1. It seems to fail to run biber. All refs are undefined, and no bibliography is output. If I export lyx->tex and run lualatex, it asks me to run biber. After manually running biber, then the bibliography is output. 2. But, in IEEE style, with bibtex, the bib entries use a smaller font, But not with biblatex - they seem to use the standard font used in the main material.