[Tex/LaTex] Error: Unicode char \u8 when importing bibliography


I have a LaTeX document in which I improt .bib database


I am getting an error (I know its quite common): ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�d� not set up for use with LaTeX. when making a citation.

I dont know why – my editor is set to UTF8, JabRef (in which I create the .bib database) is set to UTF and I use \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

Any ideas how to solve this? Thanks for any tips…

Best Answer

Perhaps the reason is that you compile with bibtex, not biber. Bibtex doesn't understand utf8 — not even 8-bit encoding. Probably you should use biblatex — in which case the syntax for loading the database and a bibliography style should be (for the alphabetic style, for instance):


I'm unsure whether it's exactly the same style as the alphabetic.bst style file, but biblatex styles are much easier to customise than .bst files.