# In biblatex have author name listed as Doe, J.D. in the references (i.e. no space between initials)

To have author names be listed as e.g. Doe, J.D. in the references (i.e. no space between initials). I use in my .bbx file:

\ExecuteBibliographyOptions
{
firstinits = true,
terseinits = false
}


But the result is Doe, J. D. with spaces between the initials.
I tried adding \renewcommand\bibinitdelim{\nospace} to the .bbx file but that gives an error.

Question: any way to suppress the space between author's name initials (with or without calling terseinits = false)?

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\nospace is (at least in the LaTeX core and biblatex) undefined. Use an empty argument in the redefinition of \bibinitdelim instead.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[style=authoryear,firstinits=true,terseinits=false]{biblatex}

\renewcommand*{\bibinitdelim}{}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Doe, John D.},
year = {2001},
title = {How to remove the space between initials},
}
\end{filecontents}

\nocite{*}

\begin{document}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


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I'd warmly suggest the alternative \renewcommand*{\bibinitdelim}{\,} –  egreg Nov 9 '12 at 14:34
@egreg I'd, too. –  lockstep Nov 9 '12 at 14:37
hmm, that doesn't seem to work for me. (while \renewcommand*{\bibinitdelim}{} works like a charm). –  Roey Angel Nov 9 '12 at 14:46
@RoeyAngel \, adds a non-breakable thin space. –  lockstep Nov 9 '12 at 14:47
oh that explains. But in any case that's not what my journal asks (and unfortunately I'm not in a position to make them change this). –  Roey Angel Nov 9 '12 at 15:01