# biblatex: remove commas between last and first names in bibliography

I am new to biblatex, and I need to create a bibliography with the authors' names with last names followed by pure initials. Using the style=numeric, firstinits and terseinits options along with:

\DeclareNameAlias{author}{last-first}


I come up with a list of names that looks like:

Doe, J, Smith, K, and Doe, W"

How can I remove the commas between the last name and the initial of the first name?

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## 1 Answer

EDIT: Since biblatex v2.2, one may simply issue \renewcommand*{\revsdnamepunct}{} in the document preamble.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[firstinits=true,terseinits=true]{biblatex}

\DeclareNameAlias{default}{last-first}

\renewcommand*{\revsdnamepunct}{}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, Aaa and Buthor, Bbb and Cuthor, Ccc},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}

\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


ORIGINAL ANSWER: Redefine the bibmacro name:last-first.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[firstinits=true,terseinits=true]{biblatex}

\DeclareNameAlias{default}{last-first}

\renewbibmacro*{name:last-first}[4]{%
\ifuseprefix
{\usebibmacro{name:delim}{#3#1}%
\usebibmacro{name:hook}{#3#1}%
\ifblank{#3}{}{%
\ifcapital
{\mkbibnameprefix{\MakeCapital{#3}}\isdot}
{\mkbibnameprefix{#3}\isdot}%
\ifpunctmark{'}{}{\bibnamedelimc}}%
\mkbibnamelast{#1}\isdot
\ifblank{#4}{}{\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnameaffix{#4}\isdot}%
%      \ifblank{#2}{}{\addcomma\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnamefirst{#2}\isdot}}% DELETED
\ifblank{#2}{}{\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnamefirst{#2}\isdot}}% NEW
{\usebibmacro{name:delim}{#1}%
\usebibmacro{name:hook}{#1}%
\mkbibnamelast{#1}\isdot
\ifblank{#4}{}{\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnameaffix{#4}\isdot}%
%      \ifblank{#2#3}{}{\addcomma}% DELETED
\ifblank{#2}{}{\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnamefirst{#2}\isdot}%
\ifblank{#3}{}{\bibnamedelimd\mkbibnameprefix{#3}\isdot}}}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, Aaa and Buthor, Bbb and Cuthor, Ccc},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}

\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

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Great! It works swell, thank you! – Claudio May 6 '11 at 16:46
@lockstep: I just saw your solution and used it in my .tex file, works well in the end, but no matter what I do, I keep getting the error : Undefined control sequence. argument> \bibnamedelimd \mkbibnamefirst {Patrick}\isdot Patrick is in that case the firstname of the author. I keep getting this error for every first-/lastname. What should I do? Sorry, I have just started working with Biblatex... – user11928 Feb 20 '12 at 19:02
\bibnamedelimd was introduced in biblatex version 1.3. Try to update your TeX distribution. – lockstep Feb 20 '12 at 19:13
thank you for the quick feedback, will do =) – user11928 Feb 20 '12 at 19:33