I'm using arara since my last question about ï & î font encoding, & before, I used the DG' 1.1 answer:

1.1 Call biber with --output_safechars.

To force biber to pass {\"\i} along unchanged, and thus getting the correct output, simply use the option --output_safechars: xelatex document biber --output_safechars document xelatex document xelatex document

When I write, I often excerpt from my bibliographic software a new file .bib. Do you think is it possible to integrate in arara the output_safechars like that:

% arara: xelatex
% arara: biber: {output_safechars: yes}% of course, it doesn't work
% arara: xelatex: {shell: yes}
% arara: xelatex: {shell: yes}

or in the BibTex motor line in my TexShop settings? biber --output_safechars

% arara: xelatex
% arara: biber
% arara: xelatex: {shell: yes}
% arara: xelatex: {shell: yes}% it does not work either

Thanks for your ideas.

  • @egreg I don't think bibtex will work here ;) – cfr Aug 2 '16 at 15:11
  • @cfr I wanted to write biber, of course! :) – egreg Aug 2 '16 at 15:14
% arara: biber: { options: "--output_safechars" }

For example, using the code from your earlier question

author = {Goncalves Da Costa, H{\'e}lo{\"\i}sa},
title = {{Les mus{\'e}es d'histoire de ville leur contribution au d{\'e}veloppement social contemporain.}},
publisher = {Universit{\'e} du Qu{\'e}bec {\`a} Montr{\'e}al},
year = {2000},
address = {Montr{\'e}al}}

% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
% arara: biber: { options: "--output_safechars" }




% \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text, Ligatures={Common, Rare}, Numbers={OldStyle}]{Adobe Garamond Pro}




produces the following bibliography

safer bibliography

[I compiled with xelatex -> arara -> xelatex just to isolate the relevant arara line for simplicity.]

  • @Zouib I think it is more Arara grammar, to be honest. You already had the Biber grammar down! – cfr Aug 2 '16 at 15:10

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