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BibTeX editor by KDE to edit bibliographies used with LaTeX Source


KBibTeX is a reference management application which can be used to collect TeX/LaTeX bibliographies and export them in various formats.

KBibTeX can do the following things:

  • Preview bibliography entries in various formats (Source (BibTeX), Source (RIS), Wikipedia, standard (XML/XSLT), fancy (XML/XSLT), and abstract-only (XML/XSLT)). Additional preview styles become available when bibtex2html is installed.
  • Import data in various bibliography file formats such as BibTeX, RIS and ISI (requires bibutils) and export data to PDF (requires pdflatex), PostScript (requires latex), RTF (requires latex2rtf), and HTML.
  • Search for the bibliography entries data in online databases (e.g. Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE, arXiv, etc.)
  • Preview local or remote (online) resources, e.g. PDF files, linked in the BibTEX entry.
  • Find and merge duplicate entries in bibliography.
  • Integrate your bibliographies with LaTeX editors such as Kile and LyX.
  • Import your Zotero library.



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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: inactive

This project has not seen any inactivity in more than a year. It may work fine for you, there may be dragons, and most importantly, don't expect updates or a response to your bug reports!



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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-2.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: Kirigami

Programming languages: C++ QML

Build system: cmake

AppStream Metadata URL: https://invent.kde.org/office/kbibtex/-/raw/master/src/program/org.kde.kbibtex.appdata.xml