Wednesday, May 12, 2010

BibTeX hacking

I've avoided editing bst files but I finally encountered something that I felt needed to change. When abbreviating the name Foo Bar Baz, the abbrv bibliography style produces
which has too much space between the F and the B for my tastes. After making a copy of abbrv.bst (and renaming it), we can change the argument to the$ function (see Section 18) from "{f.~}{vv~}{ll}{, jj}" to "{f{.\nobreak\,}.~}{vv~}{, jj}" to produce a nonbreaking thin space between the F. and the B. I hope I never again have to edit a a bst.

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