[tex-k] Problem with large annotations im BibTeX

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Jul 10 11:30:43 CEST 2005

> I am using BibTeX (Web2C 7.4.5) 0.99c in order to build a
> annotated bibliography from a bunch of .bib files. Yesterday one
> of my colleagues wrote an annotation being about 6577 chars long
> and BibTeX bailed out telling me that "Your field is more than
> 5000 characters". Using google for a few minutes didn't help me
> with my problem: I don't want to modify the source code of BibTeX
> in order to allow those annotation -- especially because we are
> in a quite heterogenous environment here and I don't want to
> rebuild BibTeX for five architectures. Any Ideas?

this isn't an appropriate question for a list about building tex, imo.

whatever, you must be as feeble as i am in use of google, since your
search wasn't good enough to pick up


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