[texhax] FW: bibtex : multiple entries a year for the same first author

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at uninsubria.it
Mon Jul 31 12:36:10 CEST 2006

> I use the attached .bst and .sty files.
> When I use 2 references with the same authors, the same year (like
> Jones, Smith and Poirot 2006a
> and
> Jones, Smith and Poirot 2006b
> ), I have correct extra labels "a" and "b".
> But if some authors change, with the same first author  (like
> Jones, Smith and Poirot 2005
> and
> Jones, Poirot and Smith 2005
> and
> Jones, Smith and Müller 2005
> ), the reference in the text will be Jones et al (2005) for all papers.
> I'd rather have Jones et al (2005a), Jones et al (2005b) etc...
> Where is this controlled ?

Well, as far as I have looked it is in the bst.  Unfortunately, it uses the
author names in one way for output and a different way for sorting - this is
clearly an oversight on the par of the author - you could try substituting
"sort.format.names" with simply "format.names" everywhere (except, of
course, in its defining FUNCTION command) - but be warned: you could also
waste a lot of time and not get anywhere ;^)

Cheers,  Phil Ratcliffe

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