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I am using biblatex with the numeric-comp citation style, which sorts&compresses citations. E.g. \cite{C,A,E,B} ... \cite{D} becomes "[1-3,5] ... [4]" (with 1=A, 2=B, 3=C, 4=D and 5=E).

In general this suits me fine, however there is one citation in my document where I would like biblatex to respect the order in which I specify the references. E.g. \cite{C,A,E,B} should become "[3,1,5,2]".

Does anyone know a way to do this?

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Use (e.g.) \cites{C}{A}{E}{B} for the "special" citation. See section 3.6.3 of the biblatex manual for details.




  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Buthor, B.},
  year = {2002},
  title = {Bravo},
  author = {Cuthor, C.},
  year = {2003},
  title = {Charlie},



Some text \cite{C03,A01,B02}.

Some text \cites{C03}{A01}{B02}.



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