# Incollection book titles in italics using custom-bib

I've been trying to create a custom bibliography style using custom-bib (makebst), and I have almost succeeded. The only thing that I've failed to fix is the incollection and inproceedings book titles; they should be in italics, but, instead, they are between quotation marks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's my tex file:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{authordate1-4}
\usepackage[brazil]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}

\cite{prawitz1975}
\cite{sher2008}
\cite{macfarlane2009}

\bibliographystyle{abnt}
\bibliography{mestrado}

\end{document}


And here's what I get as a result:

And here's the code from the .bst file for the incollection and inproceedings functions:

FUNCTION {incollection}
{ output.bibitem
format.authors "author" output.check
author format.key output
new.block
format.title "title" output.check
new.block
crossref missing${ format.in.ed.booktitle "booktitle" output.check end.quote.btitle format.bvolume output format.number.series output format.edition output format.chapter.pages output new.sentence format.publisher.address output format.date "year" output.check format.isbn output } { format.incoll.inproc.crossref output.nonnull format.chapter.pages output } if$
format.pages "pages" output.check
format.doi output
new.block
format.note output
format.eprint output
fin.entry
write.url
}
FUNCTION {inproceedings}
{ output.bibitem
format.authors "author" output.check
author format.key output
new.block
format.title "title" output.check
new.block
crossref missing${ format.in.ed.booktitle "booktitle" output.check end.quote.btitle format.bvolume output format.number.series output new.sentence publisher empty$
{ format.organization.address output }
{ organization "organization" bibinfo.check output
format.publisher.address output
}
if\$
format.date "year" output.check
format.isbn output
format.issn output
}

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Is biblatex an option? It would make your life a lot easier... – cfr Jun 10 '14 at 22:55
I'd rather stick to what I'm currently using. Still, why do you think biblatex is better than what I'm currently using? – Nagase Jun 10 '14 at 23:05
It is much more flexible and powerful than bibtex and it can be customised in LaTeX rather than a separate language. It can use biber which makes much more powerful sorting possible, adds further flexibility and removes the limitations on the use of large databases. Working with UTF-8 encoded databases is entirely straightforward. The ability to handle multiple bibliographies, split bibliographies and categorised bibliographies is built in. More flexible cross-referencing, cleaner bib files, use of non bib formats and remote databases, context-sensitive punctuation... no more room! – cfr Jun 10 '14 at 23:14
It doesn't use bst files, no. That is intended to be a feature ;). By the way, you shouldn't really cite MacFarlane's article like that. SEP recommends only citing an archived edition or (where really necessary) making clear you are using the in-progress version. See plato.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/encyclopedia/…. (And the name of the encyclopaedia etc. is omitted in your reference.) – cfr Jun 10 '14 at 23:23
Thanks for the suggestions. I'd still like to know how to adapt my .bst file, though. – Nagase Jun 10 '14 at 23:34