[texhax] BibTeX middle initials disappearing; has this problem been solved?

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun May 16 09:31:54 CEST 2010

On 16/05/2010 01:47, Mark S. Cipolone wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> Has the issue discussed at the top of page 207 of the article
> http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb19-2/tb59patash.pdf
> ever been resolved?

It's not really an issue with BibTeX, it's an issue with the database 
entry. The two formats that BibTeX recognises are

   author = "D. E. Knuth"


   author = "Knuth, D. E."

Anything without whitespace separation is one word: that is the rule. 
Like any other part of the database spec. you have to follow it: for 
example, the fact that names have to be separated by "and" often 
confuses people but it is part of the spec.
Joseph Wright

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