It is a similar question to this one. However, I already defined my file.bib as UTF-8 and also similar to this question but my biggest problem is that I must follow ABNT and my university's format.

The file I have has an entry as such:

% This file was created with JabRef 2.10.
% Encoding: UTF8
  Title                    = {Эпидемиология опухолей головного мозга: статистические факторы},
  Author                   = {Розуменко, ВД},
  Journal                  = {Український нейрохірургічний журнал},
  Year                     = {2002},
  Number                   = {3},
  Pages                    = {47--48},
  Volume                   = {1},

  Langid                   = {russian},
  Owner                    = {Rodrigo},
  Publisher                = {Національна академія медичних наук України, Інститут нейрохірургії ім. акад. АП Ромоданова, Українська Асоціація Нейрохірургів},
  Timestamp                = {2015.08.23}

Which is converted into this after running pdfLatex (through TexStudio):

\abntbstabout{1.52 }

\bibitem[Розуменко 2002]{russian2002}
{Розуменко, . Эпидемиология опухолей
  головного мозга: статистические факторы.
\emph{Український нейрохірургічний журнал},
  Національна академія медичних наук
  України, Інститут нейрохірургії ім. акад.
  АП Ромоданова, Українська Асоціація
  Нейрохірургів, v.~1, n.~3, p. 47--48, 2002.}

And the compiler will give the same error as stated in this question

! LaTeX Error: Command \CYRF unavailable in encoding T1.

Unfortunately for me, there solution provided there does not work for me as when I try to use this:


It returns those two errors:

! LaTeX Error: Can be used only in preamble.

! Package biblatex Error: '\bibliographystyle' invalid.

  • 1
    Can you please come up with a full MWE of your set-up? To me it seems you are already using another package for bibliographies, that is why you cannot simply use biblatex. – moewe Aug 27 '15 at 4:34
  • @moewe I am a newbie in Latex and from what I understand the class that I have to use defines the biblatex, but I could not figure out where. I will try to make it and post it here tough. – Mansueli Aug 27 '15 at 4:40
  • OK, but please make sure to only paste the relevant code and not dump the entirely file here. If you are already using biblatex that is great. Just come up with a short file, using your document class that shows you citing and subsequently everything falling apart, see How to write a MWEB (Minimal working example with Bibliography)? for that, please. – moewe Aug 27 '15 at 4:43
  • Wouldn't a transliteration help your readers more than reporting the citation in the Cyrillic script? – egreg Aug 27 '15 at 8:18

Some juggles for keeping the ABNT class happy; the initials of the author's name must be treated specially because of how the bibliography style chops them.

Here I use filecontents just to keep the example self-contained.

  Title     = {\textcyrillic{Эпидемиология опухолей головного мозга: статистические факторы}},
  Author    = {\SORTNOOP{Rozumenko}{\textcyrillic{Розуменко}}, {\VD}},
  Journal   = {\textcyrillic{Український нейрохірургічний журнал}},
  Year      = {2002},
  Number    = {3},
  Pages     = {47--48},
  Volume    = {1},
  Langid    = {russian},
  Owner     = {Rodrigo},
  Publisher = {\textcyrillic{Національна академія медичних наук України, 
               Інститут нейрохірургії ім. акад. АП Ромоданова, 
               Українська Асоціація Нейрохірургів}},
  Timestamp = {2015.08.23}


\substitutefont{T2A}{\rmdefault}{cmr} % lmodern is bad for Cyrillic

\usepackage{lipsum} % para geração de dummy text

% ---
% Pacotes de citações
% ---
\usepackage[brazilian,hyperpageref]{backref}     % Paginas com as citações na bibl
\usepackage[alf]{abntex2cite}   % Citações padrão ABNT
% ---

\titulo{Modelo Canônico de\\ Artigo científico com \abnTeX}
\autor{Equipe \abnTeX\thanks{\url{http://www.abntex.net.br/}} \and Lauro
\data{2015, v-1.9.5}

% informações do PDF
        pdfsubject={Modelo de artigo científico com abnTeX2},
        pdfcreator={LaTeX with abnTeX2},
        pdfkeywords={abnt}{latex}{abntex}{abntex2}{atigo científico}, 
        colorlinks=true,            % false: boxed links; true: colored links
        linkcolor=blue,             % color of internal links
        citecolor=blue,             % color of links to bibliography
        filecolor=magenta,              % color of file links
% --- 

% ---
% compila o indice
% ---
% ---

% ---
% Altera as margens padrões
% ---
% ---

% --- 
% Espaçamentos entre linhas e parágrafos 
% --- 

% O tamanho do parágrafo é dado por:

% Controle do espaçamento entre um parágrafo e outro:
\setlength{\parskip}{0.2cm}  % tente também \onelineskip

% Espaçamento simples

% personal commands

% ----
% Início do documento
% ----

% Seleciona o idioma do documento (conforme pacotes do babel)

% Retira espaço extra obsoleto entre as frases.




Este documento e seu código-fonte são exemplos de referência de uso da classe
\textsf{abntex2} e do pacote \textsf{abntex2cite}. O documento exemplifica a
elaboração de publicação periódica científica impressa produzida conforme a ABNT
NBR 6022:2003 \emph{Informação e documentação - Artigo em publicação periódica
científica impressa - Apresentação}.

Citação: \cite{russian2002}



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My impression is that a transliteration can be more helpful to your readers.

  • I wish, I could upvote this twice. Thank you! – Mansueli Aug 27 '15 at 14:09

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