Apostrophe Latex Bibliography Format

Quotation Marks and Dashes

Single quotation marks are produced in LaTeX using and . Double quotation marks are produced by typing and . (The `undirected double quote character produces double right quotation marks: it should never be used where left quotation marks are required.)

LaTeX allows you to produce dashes of various length, known as `hyphens', `en-dashes' and `em-dashes'. Hyphens are obtained in LaTeX by typing , en-dashes by typing and em-dashes by typing .

One normally uses en-dashes when specifying a range of numbers. Thus for example, to specify a range of page numbers, one would type

on pages 155--219.

Dashes used for punctuating are often typeset as em-dashes, especially in older books. These are obtained by typing .

The dialogue

(taken from Alice through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll) illustrates the use of quotation marks and dashes. It is obtained in LaTeX from the following input:
``You \emph{were} a little grave,'' said Alice. ``Well just then I was inventing a new way of getting over a gate---would you like to hear it?'' ``Very much indeed,'' Alice said politely. ``I'll tell you how I came to think of it,'' said the Knight. ``You see, I said to myself `The only difficulty is with the feet: the \emph{head} is high enough already.' Now, first I put my head on the top of the gate---then the head's high enough---then I stand on my head---then the feet are high enough, you see---then I'm over, you see.''

Sometimes you need single quotes immediately following double quotes, or vica versa, as in

The way to typeset this correctly in LaTeX is to use the control sequence between the quotation marks, so as to obtain the necessary amount of separation. The above example is thus produced with the input
``I regard computer typesetting as being reasonably `straightforward'\,'' he said.

Possessive Citations

Postby Gnosos » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:16 pm

Using natbib, LyX currently allows citations like "Knuth (1982) wrote TeX." But it does not allow possessive citations like "Using Knuth's (1982) TeX system, ...."

But this page describes how to make a new command, \posscite, that implements possessive citations in LaTeX. By including the code in the LaTeX Preamble, one can use this command in LyX. But this takes you only so far because the command is not part of LyX's interface and therefore requires ERT for every possessive citation.

A better solution would integrate \posscite into LyX's Citation dialogue (Insert > Citation > Citation style). On another list someone suggested modifying natbib.module. I tracked it down and took a look at it, but it's not documented, and I'd have to guess at what to do. Besides, I'm not even sure this is how to modify the Citation style menu.

Could someone please give some guidance here? Thanks.

P.S. I'm actually using BibLaTeX with the Chicago author-date style. I don't think this will make much difference for altering the menu, since the document's bibliography settings are identical to settings for natbib, except that biber is the bibliography formatting engine.



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