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I'm using the \bibliographystyle{abbrv}. I have a paper in my bibliography, with an author whose first name has been abbreviated in the original paper with "Th." (the full name is unknown to me).

When using the abbrv bibliography style, bibtex/latex further abbreviates this to "T.", which seems wrong, if the author explicitly used "Th."

So, is there a way to override the author name abbreviation by the abbrv bibliography style, so that I can force it to not abbreviate "Th." any further?

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You may want to check out the answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/26347/5001 given to the question "BibTeX: abbreviate name to 2 or 3 letters (not 1)"? Thus, you could write author = "{\relax Th} Miller", where "Miller" should of course be replaced by the author's actual surname. With this approach, you can leave it to BibTeX and the bibliography style you use -- be it abbrv or some other style -- to decide whether or not to place a period (dot, full stop) after "Th". –  Mico Jan 14 '13 at 14:59

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So I found a solution myself: \mbox{Th.} in the bibliography. Better answers are welcome of course.

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