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I'm trying to figure out with biblatex how to have a dash instead of a ibidem when an author is repeated on the same page with \footcite. Here is what I have so far:

some text\footcite[58]{report} some text\footcite[62]{report}

with: mem.bib as follows:

   author =      {Letter, Alphanumeric},
   title =       {On the importance of nice references},
   institution = {typographic University},
   year =        {2011}}

I'm not happy with the Ibid. of the second call. How can I replace it by a dash?


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This is actually language-specific. Assuming you either use the babel package with the english option or no language package at all (i.e., with biblatex assuming english as a fallback), add the following to your preamble:

  ibidem = {---},

EDIT: See sections 3.7 and 4.9.2 of the biblatex documentation for details.

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