# Entry options in biblatex [closed]

Following the guidelines in the biblatex documentation p. 68, I am adding useauthor, useditor, and usetranslator to the options field of an entry in my .bib file:

@book{sweet1871,
AUTHOR = "{Pope Gregory I}",
TITLE = "King {A}lfred's {W}est-{S}axon version of {G}regory's {P}astoral {C}are",
YEAR = "1871",

EDITOR = "Henry Sweet",
LANGUAGE = "Old English",
LOCATION = "London",
NUMBER = "45",
OPTIONS = "useauthor = false, useeditor = true, usetranslator = false",
ORIGLANGUAGE = "Latin",
PAGETOTAL = "xlii + 509",
PUBLISHER = "N. Tr{\char"00FC}bner",
SERIES = "{E}arly {E}nglish {T}ext {S}ociety",
SUBTITLE = "With an {E}nglish translation, the {L}atin text, and an introduction",
TRANSLATOR = "{King Alfred}"
}


My .tex file looks like this:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, onecolumn, oneside, notitlepage]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec,xunicode,xltxtra} % XeLaTeX
\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping = tex-text} % support TeX conventions like --''
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage[variant = american]{english}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
\usepackage{csquotes} % for language-specific quotation marks
\usepackage[style = numeric, sorting = none, language = american, abbreviate = true, backend = biber]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{ReferencesBiblatex.bib} % my catalog of references

\begin{document}

\cite{sweet1871}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


The output, however, does not come out right:

Not only are my specifications in the options field ignored, but it's also not rendering the information about the original language correctly.

Here is my console output warnings:

Package biblatex Warning: Ignoring undefined option 'useauthor '
(biblatex)                at entry 'sweet1871'.

Package biblatex Warning: Ignoring undefined option 'useeditor '
(biblatex)                at entry 'sweet1871'.

Package biblatex Warning: Ignoring undefined option 'usetranslator '
(biblatex)                at entry 'sweet1871'.

Package biblatex Warning: Bibliography string 'fromLatin' undefined
(biblatex)                at entry 'sweet1871' on input line 158.


My question is - what I am doing wrong?

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## closed as too localized by lockstep, yo', Torbjørn T., diabonas, Marco DanielSep 1 '12 at 17:09

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Looks as if biber doesn't like the spaces after the options. Write them as useauthor=false, –  Ulrike Fischer Jul 28 '12 at 17:36
Try ORIGLANGUAGE = "latin", –  Håkon Malmedal Jul 28 '12 at 17:47
This space issue will be fixed in biber 1.2. –  PLK Jul 28 '12 at 19:22
Actually, it's fixed in biber 1.1 –  PLK Jul 30 '12 at 13:50
I don't agree that this question is too localized. It identifies a more general problem, that biber doesn't accept spaces in the entries for useauthor, useeditor, and usetranslator. This could be considered a bug, and the authors of biber responded and decided to fix it. I'm voting for reopening the question. –  Sverre Apr 15 '13 at 10:18