# BibLatex - replace comma between publisher and year field

I have a question concerning biblatex, specifically the publisher field.
I want to replace the comma between the publisher and the year with a semicolon.

This:

publisher, year

should become this:

publisher; year

After researching the documentation of biblatex, I found some possible delimiter options, but they don't work.
Which option is the right one? I included the ones I already tried in the minimal example.

This is the obligatory minimal example:

minimal.tex:

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, twoside, chapteratlists=0pt]{scrreprt}

\usepackage[babel]{csquotes}%

\usepackage[
style=alphabetic-verb,%
backend=bibtex8,%
bibstyle=alphabetic,
block=ragged,%
isbn=true,%
firstinits=true,%
%dashed=false,%
maxbibnames=99,%
sorting=nty,%
language=german,%
backrefstyle=three+,%
]{biblatex}

\begin{document}

\nocite{*}
\printbibliography

\end{document}


The bib file minimal.bib:

@BOOK{BossOstendorf.2010,
title = {title},
year = {1990},
author = {author},
volume = {123},
publisher = {publisher}
}

• Thanks alot to moewe. It works now. I will research the commands, so i can do it myself next time. – schwarz1603 Oct 26 '13 at 21:41

You need to edit the bibmacro publisher+location+date; put this into your preamble

\renewbibmacro*{publisher+location+date}{%
\printlist{location}%
\iflistundef{publisher}
\printlist{publisher}%
\usebibmacro{date}%
\newunit}


The MWE

\documentclass[ngerman,a4paper, 11pt, twoside, chapteratlists=0pt]{scrreprt}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[babel]{csquotes}%

\usepackage[
style=alphabetic-verb,
backend=bibtex8,
bibstyle=alphabetic,
block=ragged,
isbn=true,
firstinits=true,
maxbibnames=99,
sorting=nty,
backrefstyle=three+]{biblatex}

\renewbibmacro*{publisher+location+date}{%
\printlist{location}%
\iflistundef{publisher}
\printlist{publisher}%
\usebibmacro{date}%
\newunit}

\begin{document}
\nocite{wilde}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


yields

• @schwarz1603 This solution will print "place, year" if there is no publisher provided. Do you want "place; year" instead? – moewe Oct 26 '13 at 21:55
• yes, that would be great. I need the semicolon as a separator between every unit for all types of literature. Thanks. – schwarz1603 Oct 26 '13 at 22:18
• @schwarz1603 I have updated the answer to add a semicolon between "place; year" if need be. – moewe Oct 27 '13 at 12:15