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I'm using biblatex to manage my citation in a natbib style :


However when I use the \citet command, the author's name is in a \textsc font, I would like to change this behavior so that the font used is the default one, but I could not find how to do this in biblatex's documentation.

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Please provide a minimal working example. – Thorsten Apr 25 '12 at 16:40
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I guess you're also using \usepackage[french]{babel}? The French module in biblatex (french.lbx) formats last names in small capitals by providing this "local" definition of the \mkbibnamelast command:


To restore this command to its "global" definition add the following to your preamble:


In biblatex.def the global definition is:


You can redefine this via \renewcommand*. The code in \DefineBibliographyExtras is hooked into citation commands and bibliography drivers. So the French definition will simply be restored to the "current" global definition.

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You are right, I am indeed using babel french. This answers perfectly my question! – Pascal Apr 27 '12 at 13:48

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