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comment Constant height and depth of hyperref link boxes
There is one thing that one can do: set the height of link boxes uniformly to that of \vphantom{Iy} or maybe \vphantom{\"Uy}. That could be a hyperref option.
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What does the encoding T2A do?
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comment Have the BibTeX styles gotten the placement of a name's “junior” part wrong?
@JosephWright I didn't ask about the BibTeX file format, I meant the bibliographic styles commonly used with BibTeX. I think I have, in this case, good reason to believe that they've gotten it wrong. I'm quite descriptivist in most respects, but if there's no easy way to get things right with certain standard surname-first styles, that's a problem.
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comment Have the BibTeX styles gotten the placement of a name's “junior” part wrong?
@AlanMunn ... all that stuff in that I think belongs and will be helpful to a reader. And what about subentries of a bibliographic entry? Maybe they have the same author, or maybe only one or all authors of book chapters are different. And so on. But, no, I have to fiddle with the "note" field and abuse other fields and will be certain that things will break as soon as I change the bibliography style. I'm also unhappy with bizarre styles that make it hard to parse information for the human reader.
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comment Have the BibTeX styles gotten the placement of a name's “junior” part wrong?
@AlanMunn ... differently for different journals that might just be doing it differently, have an "imprint of" field and a "formerly known as" field, have links to newer web versions (with version numbers) of articles, have "organizer of conference" and "owner of journal" fields, indicate conference dates, have a format for conference presentations, have a field for "date retrieved". Not all of these are always important, and I don't actually care about consistency in formatting as much as I do about being able to put ...
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comment Have the BibTeX styles gotten the placement of a name's “junior” part wrong?
@AlanMunn What bothers me most is that the common formatting styles don't have provisions for the things I actually want to do: indicate pseudonyms, indicate special titles of journal issues ("Special commemorative issue for ...", "Selected papers from ..."), give separate doi's for issues and articles, give version numbers for documents published online, have a unified bibliography-initial (or -final) index of journal (or other) name abbreviations, have separate fields for "form of name used in publication" and full/actual author names, omit month or indicate day of publication ...
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comment Have the BibTeX styles gotten the placement of a name's “junior” part wrong?
@StevenB.Segletes I didn't believe them the first dozen times even. If it were up to me, I'd be completely doing my own thing in all respects (because I disagree with style guides and much of prescriptivism on many points), and every so often I get told off for trying.