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Sorry, this is only a minor question, but I just realised for the first time that when you cite a bibliographic item which has no shortitle, then -- using style=verbose -- you usually get (apart from the very first fullcite):

Name, In Physica, p.12.

When this item has an abbreviated shorttitle that ends with a dot, however, you get the following:

Name, In Phys. p.12. [No comma after shorttitle/before page!]

I usually omit the "p." for "page", so my result is:

Name, In Phys. 12.

I would like to get:

Name, In Phys., 12.


% !TEX TS-program = lualatexmk
\documentclass[12pt, a4paper, DIV=calc]{scrartcl}

    \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Times New Roman}

\usepackage[    style=verbose,
    \DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{#1}       % postnotes without p. and pp.


    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    publisher = {Publisher},
    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    shorttitle = {In Phys.},
    publisher = {Publisher},



''First citation without shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{without:shorttitle}

''Second citation without shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{without:shorttitle}

''First citation with shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{with:shorttitle} 

''Second citation with shorttitle.''\footcite[12]{with:shorttitle} 

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I am sorry, but i fail to recognize your question, would you be so kind as to clarify it further? – brian-ammon Mar 18 '13 at 12:25
Can you please add a MWE to play with? – egreg Mar 18 '13 at 12:33
@egreg : I added an MWE. In making the MWE, I realized that my question concerns only cases of abbreviated shorttitles that end with a dot. I still would like to know if I am the only one who thinks that there should be a comma. – ClintEastwood Mar 18 '13 at 12:58
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Adding \isdot to the definition of the citetitle field format seems to do the trick.


An alternative solution is to replace the literal period with \adddot in the .bib file:

    author = {Author W. Name},
    year = {2000},
    title = {In Physica},
    shorttitle = {In Phys\adddot},
    publisher = {Publisher},
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nice idea. What about adding \isdot to the shorttitle-field? (e.g., shorttitle = {In Phys.\isdot}), instead of changing a global definition? What would you prefer? – ClintEastwood Mar 18 '13 at 13:18
@ClintEastwood I added an alternative solution. Personally, I'd change the .bib file in any case; I'd still like an explanation why \isdot is absent from some instances of the citetitle field format. – lockstep Mar 18 '13 at 13:24

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