# unknown cbyeditor in biblatex-chicago

The biblatex-chicago extension yields unknown cbyeditor and cbytranslator terms when footcite is used and probably the french option in babel. The main file is:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{kpfonts}
\usepackage[frenchb]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago}
\bibliography{Bibliography.bib}
\defbibheading{bibempty}{}
\begin{document}
\section{Text}
Text\footcite{Brisson}
\section{Bibliography}
\printbibliography[keyword=TradPlat,heading=bibempty]
\end{document}


and the Bibliography.bib file is:

@inbook{Brisson,
author = {Luc Brisson},
title = {Les traditions platonicienne et aristotélicienne},
address = {Paris},
publisher = {Presses Universitaires de France},
year = {1998},
editor = {Monique Canto-Sperber},
pages = {595-671},
keywords = {TradPlat},
series = {Premier cycle},
booktitle = {Philosophie grecque}
}


The result with this cbyeditor term is given below. This has already been reported on the net with no clear solution to my knowledge. I would say that this related to the french.lbx file.

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why were the comments provided here removed? I think they were still useful. –  pluton Jun 11 '12 at 15:06

## 1 Answer

You have to add \DeclareLanguageMapping{french}{cms-french} to your preamble. See section 6 of the biblatex-chicago manual for details.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[frenchb]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago}
\DeclareLanguageMapping{french}{cms-french}

\AtBeginDocument{\renewcommand*{\mkbibnamelast}[1]{\textsc{#1}}}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@inbook{Brisson,
author = {Luc Brisson},
title = {Les traditions platonicienne et aristotélicienne},
address = {Paris},
publisher = {Presses Universitaires de France},
year = {1998},
editor = {Monique Canto-Sperber},
pages = {595-671},
keywords = {TradPlat},
series = {Premier cycle},
booktitle = {Philosophie grecque}
}
\end{filecontents}

\addbibresource{\jobname.bib}

\begin{document}

\null\vfill% just for the example

\section{Text}

Text\footcite{Brisson}

\printbibliography[keyword=TradPlat,heading=bibnumbered]

\end{document}


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interesting but it looks like it destroys the small capitalization of last names which is recommended in french typography. –  pluton Jun 10 '12 at 22:57
@pluton I updated my answer. –  lockstep Jun 11 '12 at 11:55