I have a bib entry that is just a forum name and the URL. The problem is that all the bibliography is generated using firstinits=true. For this one with firstinits=true biblatex shortens the company name.

Any idea?

   author =       {{UP}n{P} {F}orum},
   url =          {http://www.upnp.org},
   urldate =      2014,

[For] U. Forum. Url: http://www.upnp.org

If I left the author blank and put the content in organization/institution then the cite is only the year (BTW I'm using alphabetic IEEE).

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    does it work, if you put all in second brackets: {{UPnP Forum}}? – musicman Jul 1 '14 at 11:52
  • Great... seems so. I'm quite new with bib so this is why I'm asking such "stupid" stuff. Thanks a lot. So for overriding anything the best is to put double brackets? – jlanza Jul 1 '14 at 11:59
  • With double brackets your string will remain unmodified (in the very most cases). I think it has to do with macro expansion, but I'm not sure about it. – musicman Jul 1 '14 at 12:05
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    @musicman - It's not related to macro expansion, which would be a TeX-side activity. Encasing the contents of the author field in double braces instructs BibTeX (a program that's separate from (La)TeX) not to parse it to find first names, von parts, surnames, etc., and instead to treat the contents of the field as a literal string. This is useful when dealing with "corporate authors", such as {{UPnP Forum}}. – Mico Jul 1 '14 at 12:39
  • Thanks for the explanation, Mico. Same with biber of course. – musicman Jul 1 '14 at 12:47

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