# LaTeX + Biblatex: Author and Special Char result in an “Extra }”

maybe someone can help me ... here is a short example:

# file: sample.tex

\documentclass[a4paper]{book}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[style=alphabetic,bibstyle=alphabetic,backend=bibtex8]{biblatex}
\bibliography{biblio}
\begin{document}
Referenz zu \cite{HA:02}.
\printbibliography
\end{document}


# file: biblio.bib

@phdthesis{HA:02,
author = {{H{\aa}rd af Segerstad}, Ylva},
//author = {{H\r{a}rd af Segerstad}, Ylva},
//author = {{Hard af Segerstad}, Ylva},
//author = {H{\aa}rd af Segerstad, Ylva},
year = {2002},
}


Expected first name = Ylva last name = Hård af Segerstad

Therefore, the label should be "[Har02] Ylva Hård af Segerstad" (see example 1 and 2).

Result (Sample 1 and 2)

! Argument of \OT1\r has an extra }.
<inserted text>
\par
l.33 \endentry


Sample 3 and 4 works, but

• sample 3: last name is "Hard af Segerstad" but without an "å"
• sample 4: works with "å" but the the last name seems to be "Segerstad" because the label is "[Seg02] and not "[Har02]"

How can the last name grouped as "Hard af Segerstad" with an "å"??

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The braces should go around the middle part of the last name:

@phdthesis{HA:02,
author = {H{\aa}rd{ af }Segerstad, Ylva},
year = {2002},
}


You can find one or two author names like this in biblatex-examples.bib from the documentation.

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hi audrey thank you very much – user25210 Jan 29 '13 at 21:27
@user25210 No problem. – Audrey Jan 29 '13 at 21:29
Wouldn't UTF-8 input be beneficial? – egreg Jan 29 '13 at 22:56
@egreg It would, but not with (8-bit) BibTeX. – Audrey Jan 30 '13 at 0:42
@Brent.Longborough I assumed the OP has reasons for sticking with Ascii. – Audrey Jan 30 '13 at 14:59