# How can I renew the \textcite command and change the delimiter for two authors of the same cite key?

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:

\renewcommand*{\multinamedelim}{\slash}
\renewcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\slash}


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

maxcitenames=1


is not the solution.

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

\renewcommand*{\textcitedelim}{\finalandcomma}


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?

My MWE:

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{bibliographie.bib}
@article{Kuyucu.2010a,
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}
}

\end{filecontents}

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

\usepackage[
backend=biber,
style=authoryear-luh-ipw
]
{biblatex}

\renewcommand*{\multinamedelim}{\slash}%
\renewcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\slash}%

\bibliography{bibliographie}

\begin{document}

\textcite{Kuyucu.2010a}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


It looks like

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

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Marco Daniel Nov 12 '13 at 10:25

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

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{xpatch}
\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex}

\let\multinamedelimorig\multinamedelim
\let\finalnamedelimorig\finalnamedelim
\xpretobibmacro{textcite}{%
\let\multinamedelim\multinamedelimorig%
\let\finalnamedelim\finalnamedelimorig%
}{}{}

\renewcommand*{\multinamedelim}{\slash}
\renewcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\slash}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}


• @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}} – Marco Daniel Nov 12 '13 at 13:19