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Mar
22
comment biblatex: in the bibliography cite translation in the form “translated by … as …”
So I have asked a new question about this problem, to be found here.
Mar
22
awarded  Editor
Mar
22
revised biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
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Mar
22
accepted biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
Mar
22
comment biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
Yes, the edit takes care of the reverse case. Thanks a lot! As for the question of the ambiguity of translator, I looked at the manual. For the entry type @article, the manual specifies that "editor and related fields refer to the journal while translator and related fields refer to the article", but it makes no such (or contrary) specification for @inbook or @incollection. So I guess it is a bit ambiguous, although the analogy with @article suggests that translator refers only to the specific text, not the whole book or collection.
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator
Mar
22
comment biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
It occurs to me that the reason for the double "translated by ..." in the reverse case may be that the translator field is ambiguous in this case, i.e., it is not immediately clear whether it refers only to the article in the collection or to the whole collection.
Mar
22
comment biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
Thanks for the prompt reply! Your solution works well for the primary case I cited, but it does not work for the (hypothetical) reverse case where I make the incollection the translation of the article. With your code, this produces: Derrida, Jacques (2007). “A certain impossible possibility of saying the event”. In: Critical Inquiry 33.2, pages 441–461. Translated by Gila Walker as “Une certaine possibilité impossible de dire l’événement”. In: Dire l’événement, est-ce possible? Translated by Gila Walker (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001), pages 79–112. That is, "Translated by ..." appears twice.
Mar
22
asked biblatex: relatedtype={bytranslator} does not work as expected with @article and @incollection
Mar
21
awarded  Informed
Mar
21
comment biblatex: in the bibliography cite translation in the form “translated by … as …”
I realize now that there is a little problem with this solution. The solution works perfectly for books, but it does not work correctly for articles and incollections. This comment box does not provide enough space to give an example, so I don't know how I should proceed to give an example. Should I edit (i.e., add something to) the original question? Or ask a new question?
Mar
20
accepted biblatex: in the bibliography cite translation in the form “translated by … as …”
Mar
20
comment biblatex: in the bibliography cite translation in the form “translated by … as …”
@moewe: Yes, it does! I would not have thought that it could be so simple. Thank you! There is just one small difference, namely that "Translated" is abbreviated to "Trans.", i.e., instead of "Translated by Alberto Toscano" I get "Trans. by Alberto Toscano". This is not really important, but I wonder: Could that be changed?
Mar
20
asked biblatex: in the bibliography cite translation in the form “translated by … as …”
Sep
30
comment biblatex: space after modified bibnamedash when followed by “ed.”
@Marco Daniel: Yes, that's it (except that I had to change "2em" back to "3em"). Many thanks!
Sep
30
comment biblatex: space after modified bibnamedash when followed by “ed.”
@Marco Daniel: The comma should be added after the dash only when followed by "ed.", since only in this case is the name followed by a comma. The command you propose adds the comma in every case. (Also, there is a typo, a missing "m" in addcomma.)
Sep
30
awarded  Scholar
Sep
30
awarded  Supporter
Sep
30
accepted biblatex: space after modified bibnamedash when followed by “ed.”
Sep
30
comment biblatex: space after modified bibnamedash when followed by “ed.”
Excellent! Thank you for the immediate reply! I have one more question, though: I realize that, according to the Chicago Manual of Style, which I am trying to follow here, the 3-em dash should in such cases be followed by a comma and then a space (since the dash stands for the name of the author/editor, and the name is followed by a comma when followed by "ed."). So how can I add a comma to the dash when the dash is followed by "ed."?