JabRef is a very compatible tool for creating bib files. It allows for easy creation of bib files and a profound depth regarding embedded information in those files.

  1. Exporting bib files from JabRef

  2. Adding a language identifier

Exporting from JabRef

Through the file menu path File > Export > Save selected as plain BibTeX... one immediately creates a bib file of the currently selected entries. Under the rider {} biblatex source, you can also directly review the translation of your references metadata into BibTeX code.

More information on uploading bib files to SciFlow are available here.

Adding a Language Identifier

Since JabRef works so closely to the mechanics of BibTeX, there is a bit of extra work to do to assign the reference itself a language mode. That becomes important if your non-English entries are wrongly formatted in the sentence case (missing capital letters within the title.)

Using or adding a language field to convey the original tongue sadly doesn't quite cut it. That's because BibTeX transports the language setting for displaying a citation via the variable langID (Language ID).

To add that field to your JabRef, follow the path Options > Set up general fields, which opens up the following window:

Here you can add the necessary entry field by inserting langid; at any position of your liking. After a restart of the JabRef app, you'll find the respective field under the General rider when editing a reference. The language ID of references is denoted through the standard abbreviations like en for English, ger for German, etc.

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