[tex4ht] biblatex, biber, and htlatex

Joseph Reagle j.reagle at neu.edu
Thu May 17 14:03:34 CEST 2012

My apologies, the URL for the min eg is:


On 05/16/2012 06:27 PM, Christian Fearnot wrote:
 > Did you not have these problems with bibtex8?

Not these particular problems. However, I can't swap in bibtex8 in this 
case since I'm using biblatex-apa .

 > It is a pity that there is this tension between tex4ht and biblatex. It
 > must deter many people from using tex4ht, although tex4ht is the only
 > way to convert a LaTeX text with biblatex into html and odt.
 > Unfortunately, whenever the problem is solved for one version, it arises
 > anew with the next version.

Seemingly something always seems to be off between biber and htlatex but 
people kindly fix it -- and I've even published a book using the system 
-- until I need it again, and then they are out of alignment again :( .

 > Have you replaced
 > biblatex.4ht in /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/tex4ht/biblatex.4ht with a
 > new version?

I'm using the most current tlmgr versions. The log file in the minimal 
eg says:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (TeX Live 2011) 
(format=latex 2012.5.15)  17 MAY 2012 07:54
version 2008-10-27-17:23
Package: biblatex 2011/11/13 v1.7 programmable bibliographies

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