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Description Display of bibtex formatted references.
Latest version 1.0.0 (2012-02-23)
MediaWiki 1.16 - 1.18
License Public domain
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The Bibtex extension is designed to parse bibtex sources and display them in web pages using the mediawiki engine. The bibtex code is placed inside <bibtex>...</bibtex> markup tags.


Amongst the embedded features there are :

  • ACM-like popup to display the bibtex sources,
  • Emacs-like mechanism to give the type of entries and the list of fields to fill in for each entry type,
  • References may contain URL tags which link to a pdf of the article itself,
  • Two versions, one working with restrict extension, allowing several levels of visualization ie reference can be viewable, whereas pdf or postscript file are restricted and not viewable for anonymous visitors.


  • Copy the downloaded files to a subfolder called BibTex in your extensions folder. The folder has to be called exactly BibTex, otherwise the extension won't work.
  • Add the following line to localsettings.php:
require_once ( '$IP/extensions/Bibtex/Bibtex.php' );

See http://simson.net/page/Mediawiki_Bibtex_Extension for further information on installing, customising and using the BibTex extension.


Public domain. This code can be shared without any restrictions.This program is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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