How one writes "Smith, J.-M.," in bibliography? I want the dash not to disappear! If I write the full name, e.g. Jean-Michel Smith, then BibTeX treats it properly and generates Smith, J.-M.

I have tried Smith, J.-M., Smith, J.{-}M.

If you wonder why, in some cases I dont know what the initial stands for, and still prefer to respect the formatting of names.

  • Which bibliography style do you use? – Mico Jun 24 '13 at 8:47

If the bibliography style abbreviates names, then using

author={Sartre, Jean-Paul},

is sufficient. If you want to have an abbreviated name anyway, then

author={Sartre, {J.-P.}},

will do.

 author={Sartre, {J.-P.}},
 title={La naus{\'e}e},

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  • I don't have enough "credit" to vote it up, thanks! – U3.1415926 Jun 24 '13 at 8:42

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