# translation entry in biblatex

I have the following reference:

V.L. Ginzburg and L.D. Landau, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 20 (1950) 1064

which was translated in:

L. D. Landau, Collected papers (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965) 546

Is there a good way to make an (one?) entry in a bib(la)tex file that gives something similar to:

V.L. Ginzburg and L.D. Landau, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 20 (1950) 1064; English translation: L. D. Landau, Collected papers (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965) 546

There is a translator field in biblatex, but it is not enough, since year, magazine etc. are different, too.

My solution so far is \cite[][English translation: L. D. Landau, Collected papers (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1965) 546]{citekeyoriginal}. Is there a better way? I am using the numeric-comp biblatex style.

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We'll need to know which biblatex style you use. –  Joseph Wright Nov 21 '11 at 13:27
I use the numeric-comp style. –  Andy Nov 21 '11 at 13:31

## 1 Answer

I am not able to provide a perfect solution, but I would use a \fullcite in the addendum field. In order to suppress the translation in the bibliography (so that it does not appear twice), you could use options = {skipbib=true}, if that is desired. Here is a MWE (note that you have to run biber (or BibTeX) twice, since the \fullcite can only be resolved in the second run):

\documentclass[english]{scrartcl}
\listfiles
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@article{G-L1950,
author = {Ginzburg, V. L. and Landau, L. D.},
title = {A title},
journaltitle = {Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz.},
date = {1950},
volume = {20},
pages = {1064},
addendum = {English translation: \fullcite[546]{L1965}}
}
@book{L1965,
author = {Landau, L. D.},
title = {Collected Papers},
location = {Oxford},
publisher = {Pergamon Press},
date = {1965},
options = {skipbib=true}
}
\end{filecontents}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel,csquotes}

\usepackage[
style=numeric-comp,
backend=biber
]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\begin{document}
\cite{G-L1950}

\printbibliography
\end{document}

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I would indeed call it the perfect solution (for me :) –  Andy Nov 21 '11 at 16:24
Really great solution! +1 –  AndreasT Aug 23 '13 at 15:26