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I have a report where I reference articles and standards. Whereas for an article it is totally suitable to have a reference tag corresponding to the author's name, e.g. [Adr89], I would expect the tag for a standard to be more specific about the standard number, e.g. [DIN-13201-1] and [DIN-13201-2] instead of the automatically created tags [DIN04a] and [DIN04b].

Is there a way to set a custom tag name for an entry?

I'm using alphadin as bibliography style and the standards are of type @misc.

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It seems that alphadin isn't able to create your own label. Maybe you can use biblatex. – Marco Daniel Mar 3 '12 at 21:39
@MarcoDaniel Please make your comment into an answer. – Joseph Wright Apr 15 '12 at 9:06
@JosephWright: Done – Marco Daniel Apr 15 '12 at 9:37
You could modify alphadin to have customized labels, see this answer. – mafp Jan 12 '13 at 13:24

The bibliography style alphadin doesn't support such a custom tag. In relation to your request you have to modify the file alphadin.bst.

Instead of this I recommend the package biblatex which is more comfortable.

The following example uses biblatex. The label is created by the bib entry shorthand:

title="DIN EN 13201-2:2004-04 Straßenbeleuchtung - Teil 2: Gütemerkmale",
subtitle="Deutsche Fassung EN 13201-2:2003",
Example cite \cite{DIN-13201-2}



The complete example after you have run:


results in

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