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I'm a reasonably experienced XeLaTeX + BibTeX + natbib user trying to transition to using biblatex.

I want to generate a citation label such as "(Doe et al. 2001a,b, 2002)" despite the fact that the three entries all have distinct (unique) lists of authors. So far, using MacTeX-2011, the best I can get is "(Doe et al. 2001a; Doe et al. 2001b; Doe et al. 2002)".

Any ideas how I could achieve that? I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

Please note that I'm asking how it might be done, rather than whether it should be done at all. I understand that you might not like this citing convention.

Here is my source file:



title = {foo},
year = {2001},
author = {J. Doe and R. Smith},
journal = {Nature}

title = {bar},
year = {2001},
author = {J. Doe and B. Dylan},
journal = {Science}

title = {foobar},
year = {2002},
author = {J. Doe and B. Dylan and R. Smith},
journal = {WSJ}






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closed as too localized by lockstep, Alan Munn, Caramdir, Joseph Wright Oct 12 '11 at 10:17

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Your example gives for me – with MacTeX 2011 and biblatex 1.6 – “(Doe et al. 2001a,b, 2002)”. Which biblatex version are you using? – domwass Oct 6 '11 at 13:27
Wow. That was easy.I upgraded biblatex from 1.5 to 1.6 and voilà. Thanks, domwass! – Mathieu D Oct 6 '11 at 13:57
I suggest one of you post an answer to the question so that we can close the topic. The answer being: this behaviour had been fixed in biblatex 1.6 version. – Martigan Oct 12 '11 at 8:22

This behaviour has been fixed in version 1.6 of biblatex.

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