Journal article titles in my BibTeX appear as follows:

Title="{{E}nsure {C}onsistence {C}apitalization in {T}itles}",

This produces consistence output, which I am happy with. However, searching for title text in this file is very difficult.

Is it possible to "ignore" curly braces in a (case-insensitive) search pattern, such that I can simply search for the title of an article, without concerning myself with the curly braces?

  • Did you try matching with a regexp: C-M-s? If so, in what way doesn't that work for you here?
    – Drew
    Sep 27, 2017 at 14:33
  • I would like a general solution to search for any title of interest, regardless of where the curly braces would be.
    – SabreWolfy
    Sep 27, 2017 at 14:36
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    This may be helpful? gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Lax-Search.html
    – SabreWolfy
    Sep 28, 2017 at 17:17
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    emacswiki.org/emacs/FlexIsearch "This is a minor mode that modifies isearch-mode. If the search fails, the search string is transformed into a regular expression that matches the original and similar strings."
    – p_wiersig
    Oct 4, 2017 at 9:21


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