Simple Biblatex question: cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

Simple Biblatex question: cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

Post by Skande » Fri, 13 May 2011 04:12:21


Hi everyone,

I'm using biblatex 1.4b, and Biber 0.9. However, I think the problem
is with my settings, not with the versions of those programs.

I'm trying to cite a single author, and produce their name, followed
by the dates of two papers, using the authoryear-ibid style, and
natbib compatability. Here's my biblatex preamble:
\usepackage[style=authoryear-ibid,natbib=true,backend=biber]{biblatex}

What I want is for the following command:
The works by \citet{Blau81, Blau88} ...
to produce:
The works by Blau (1981; 1988)...
however, what I'm getting is:
The works by Blau (1981); Blau (1988)...

I know that Biblatex knows they're the same author, since in the
bibliography they fall under the same name (i.e. after the first
instance of the name, there's just a dash instead of the name)

What am I doing wrong here? I've also tried it with the commands \cite
and \cites, and neither produces what I want.

Thanks!
 
 
 

Simple Biblatex question: cite commands with the same author prints authors name twice

Post by Skande » Fri, 13 May 2011 22:54:44


Ok, it turns out I needed to use the authoryear-icomp citation style.