I am using the author-year style luh-ipw and need to use \slash as delimiter for two or more authors in the bibliography. I changed it via adding following code in the preamble:


unfortunately this also affects the \textcite command. But instead I need the preconfigured "and" delimiter back. The biblatex option


is not the solution.

After some research and consultancy of the biblatex-manual I tried to add


which I thought adds an "and"-delimiter instead of the slash. Unfortunately it doesn't do anything at all. I only want to change the \textcite command but not the \cite or \parencite commands. So the question is: How can I renew the \textcite command and change the delimiter for two authors of the same cite key?



Author = {Kuyucu, Tuna and {\"U}nsal, {\"O}zlem},
Journal = {Urban Studies},
Month = {06},
Number = {7},
Pages = {1479--1499},
Title = {\enquote{Urban Transformation} as State-Led Property Transfer: An Analysis of Two Cases of Urban Renewal in Istanbul},
Volume = {47},
Year = {2010}


\usepackage[german=quotes, strict=true]{csquotes} %Because of \enquote








It looks like

Kuyucu/Ünsal (2010) but should more look like Kuyucu und Ünsal (2010)

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1 Answer 1


Here's a suggestion using the package xpatch to set the default definition of \multinamedelim and \finalnamedelim only for the bib-macro textcite











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  • Thank you! This seems to be working for the first use but when I use it again, the delimiter of textcite is reset to the slash
    – Kris
    Nov 12, 2013 at 12:05
  • It seems that the redefinition of \multinamedelim and \finalnamedelim after the "xpatch" of \textcite affects the behaviour of \textcite.
    – Kris
    Nov 12, 2013 at 12:18
  • @Kris: I updated my example to show you, that I can't reproduce your behavior. Nov 12, 2013 at 12:20
  • Ah, you were right, I was wrong. It definitely works. I also used the command \citeauthor and THIS didn't work. Is there a way to implement the behaviour into that command, too?
    – Kris
    Nov 12, 2013 at 12:57
  • @Kris: Yes you can do nearly the same: \DeclareCiteCommand{\citeauthor} {\boolfalse{citetracker}% \boolfalse{pagetracker}% \usebibmacro{prenote}} {\let\multinamedelim\multinamedelimorig% \let\finalnamedelim\finalnamedelimorig%\ifciteindex {\indexnames{labelname}} {}% \printnames{labelname}} {\multicitedelim} {\usebibmacro{postnote}} Nov 12, 2013 at 13:19

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