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Could someone help me to write a bibliography in french? I tried many codes for this site (copy/paste in a separate document) and I always get errors. e.g. enter image description here

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It's a bit difficult to see what's happening in your example, but I don't think it has anything to do with language. Here's a good place to start learning about your options creating your bibliography: biblatex in a nutshell (for beginners)

(There are some choices to be made between bibtex and biber packages, outside both the scope of my answer and my knowledge.)

Using myself (a LaTeX beginner) as an example -- I use a free service called Mendeley (JabRef, Docear are others) to organize my article library of PDFs; it offers an export to .bib format (I call mine Mendeley2016Memoire.bib). Then I put this "database file" into the same directory with my .tex files, add the package in my preamble which looks like this:

\usepackage[backend=biber,
citestyle=authoryear,
style=alphabetic]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{Mendeley2016Memoire.bib}
\addbibresource{original.bib}

Note - if you're using backend of bibtex things look different ... you'll lose the .bib extension, specify resources differently.

I've then been citing references using \autocite{} but others have stronger opinions here.

That's a start I hope -- bon courage.

  • I think the OP already has all the required packages and just forgot to run BibTeX. – Johannes_B Sep 3 '16 at 4:59
  • A link to kno how to actually set the editor up to use biber would be good in your answer. – Johannes_B Sep 3 '16 at 4:59

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