A while back I asked this question:

Make specific author bold using biblatex

Essentially, I want to highlight my name in the publications portion of my CV. I got a good answer from my previous question which included this line:


which converts all the author names to first initials plus a last name.

There was one caveat that is now coming to bite me:

If your name is consistently formatted in the bib file...

My name is not consistently formatted in the bib file. Sometimes it is Jeremy Lloyd Conlin other times it is J. L. Conlin and still J. Conlin.

I want to bold all of my names while keeping the original name, i.e., I don't want the author names reduced to first initials and last names. Is this possible?

  • Interesting. I don't include my name in my list of publications at all in my CV. (For this reason, I don't use biblatex as I can't format the entries correctly for a CV.) Why do you want names formatted inconsistently in any list of references?
    – cfr
    Feb 13 '14 at 2:40
  • @cfr I prefer to use my full name whenever possible so I don't like it when biblatex changes everything to initials. Unfortunately that means my name is used inconsistently depending on the preference of the first author.
    – jlconlin
    Feb 13 '14 at 3:34
  • Then don’t biblatex do that and keep your .bib verbose as well.
    – Crissov
    Feb 13 '14 at 7:19
  • The caveat applies to only the second approach given. To solve your problem see the first approach or use biber's source map feature to normalize your name.
    – Audrey
    Feb 14 '14 at 3:16
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    @Jeremy firstinits doesn't change the data, just how it is displayed. In the \boldnames list you must specify all the ways your last and first names appear in the bbl file. Under biber this could be \boldnames{{Conlin, Jeremy\bibnamedelima Lloyd}, {Conlin, J.\bibnamedelimi L.}, {Conlin, J.}}, but you'll have to check the bbl file. All of this was covered in the original post. I don't think your issue warrants a new question, but feel free to post an answer.
    – Audrey
    Feb 19 '14 at 22:35

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