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I have a problem within the reference list. Namely I have some references where the authors first surname letter is Š (\v{S}) and when listing them in the references they appear amid those authors whose surname starts with V instead after those whose surname starts with S and those whose starts with T (it should list R, S, Š, T... and not R, S, T, U, V with Š in between)

Here is my minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{AA.bib}

@article{simovic13, Author = {\v{S}imovi\'{c}, H. and Deskar-\v{S}krbi\'{c}, M.}, Journal = {Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci}, Number = {1}, Pages = {55--78}, Title = {Dynamic effects of fiscal policy and fiscal multipliers in {Croatia}}, Volume = {31}, Year = {2013}}

@misc{tenhofen07, Author = {Tenhofen, J. and Wolff, G. B.}, Note = {Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies No. 14. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bundesbank}, Title = {Does anticipation of government spending matter? Evidence from an expectation augmented {VAR}}, Year = {2007}}

@misc{spilimbergo09, Author = {Spilimbergo, A. and Symansky, S. and Schindler, M.}, Note = {IMF Staff Position Note No. 11. Washington: International Monetary Fund}, Title = {Fiscal multipliers}, Year = {2009}}

@misc{ver11, Author = {Verhelst, S.}, Note = {Egmont Paper, No. 47, Brussels: Egmont Institute}, Title = {The Reform of European Economic Governance: Towards a Sustainable Monetary Union?}, Year = {2011}}

@article{vuckovic10, Author = {Vu\v{c}kovi\'{c}, V.}, Journal = {Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika}, Number = {125}, Pages = {61--88}, Title = {Political Business Cycles: Do They Exist in {Croatia?}}, Volume = {20}, Year = {2010}}

\end{filecontents}


\begin{document}
\nocite{*}


\bibliographystyle{plain} % works
% \bibliographystyle{alpha} % works ...
% \bibliographystyle{apalike} % works
\bibliography{AA}
\end{document}

I am thankful for any help!!!

Ana

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    It should be {\v{S}}imovi{\'{c}} and similarly for the other names. – egreg Sep 21 '14 at 22:07
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The correct way to input accented letters in .bib files is with an outer pair of braces:

{\v{S}}imovi{\'{c}}

rather than

\v{S]imovi\'{c}

In this way, BibTeX will know that the relevant character for collation is S and not v.

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{simovic13,
 Author = {{\v{S}}imovi{\'{c}}, H. and Deskar-{\v{S}}krbi{\'{c}}, M.},
 Journal = {Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci},
 Number = {1},
 Pages = {55--78},
 Title = {Dynamic effects of fiscal policy and fiscal multipliers in {Croatia}},
 Volume = {31},
 Year = {2013},
}

@misc{tenhofen07,
 Author = {Tenhofen, J. and Wolff, G. B.},
 Note = {Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 
         No. 14. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bundesbank},
 Title = {Does anticipation of government spending matter? Evidence from
           an expectation augmented {VAR}},
 Year = {2007},
}

@misc{spilimbergo09,
 Author = {Spilimbergo, A. and Symansky, S. and Schindler, M.},
 Note = {IMF Staff Position Note No. 11. Washington: International Monetary Fund},
 Title = {Fiscal multipliers},
 Year = {2009},
}

@misc{ver11,
 Author = {Verhelst, S.},
 Note = {Egmont Paper, No. 47, Brussels: Egmont Institute},
 Title = {The Reform of European Economic Governance:
          Towards a Sustainable Monetary Union?},
 Year = {2011},
}

@article{vuckovic10,
 Author = {Vu{\v{c}}kovi{\'{c}}, V.},
 Journal = {Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika},
 Number = {125},
 Pages = {61--88},
 Title = {Political Business Cycles: Do They Exist in {Croatia}?},
 Volume = {20},
 Year = {2010},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\nocite{*}


\bibliographystyle{plain} % works
% \bibliographystyle{alpha} % works ...
% \bibliographystyle{apalike} % works
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}

enter image description here

See “Tame the BeaST” (texdoc tamethebeast on your system, or online) end of section 10, which applies also to the author field.


For the sorting problem, BibTeX knows only ASCII, so it needs help for different collation orders. The \NOOPSORT trick is what's used:

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@preamble{"\providecommand{\NOOPSORT}[1]{}"}
@article{simovic13,
 Author = {{\NOOPSORT{Szzimoviczz}}\v{S}imovi\'{c}, H. and Deskar-\v{S}krbi\'{c}, M.},
 Journal = {Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci},
 Number = {1},
 Pages = {55--78},
 Title = {Dynamic effects of fiscal policy and fiscal multipliers in {Croatia}},
 Volume = {31},
 Year = {2013},
}

@misc{tenhofen07,
 Author = {Tenhofen, J. and Wolff, G. B.},
 Note = {Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 
         No. 14. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bundesbank},
 Title = {Does anticipation of government spending matter? Evidence from
           an expectation augmented {VAR}},
 Year = {2007},
}

@misc{spilimbergo09,
 Author = {Spilimbergo, A. and Symansky, S. and Schindler, M.},
 Note = {IMF Staff Position Note No. 11. Washington: International Monetary Fund},
 Title = {Fiscal multipliers},
 Year = {2009},
}

@misc{ver11,
 Author = {Verhelst, S.},
 Note = {Egmont Paper, No. 47, Brussels: Egmont Institute},
 Title = {The Reform of European Economic Governance:
          Towards a Sustainable Monetary Union?},
 Year = {2011},
}

@article{vuckovic10,
 Author = {{\NOOPSORT{Vuczzkovic}}Vu\v{c}kovi\'{c}, V.},
 Journal = {Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika},
 Number = {125},
 Pages = {61--88},
 Title = {Political Business Cycles: Do They Exist in {Croatia}?},
 Volume = {20},
 Year = {2010},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
xxx

\nocite{*}


\bibliographystyle{plain} % works
% \bibliographystyle{alpha} % works ...
% \bibliographystyle{apalike} % works
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}

Writing {\NOOPSORT{Szzimoviczz}} you're sure this entry will be sorted with respect to “Szzimoviczz", so it won't be mixed with entries starting with “S”.

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  • {\v S}imovi{\'c} works too -- and is marginally easier to write than {\v{S}}imovi{\'{c}}. – Mico Sep 22 '14 at 4:33
  • @Mico I prefer to show syntactically safe code (but I often forget to) leaving to the user finding the shortcuts. – egreg Sep 22 '14 at 9:01
  • Thank you egreg for your reply, but this way the problem persists since Š appears before S and should be the other way around (S-Š-T) :-( – user43892 Sep 23 '14 at 11:22
  • Thank you egreg and Mico for your reply, but this way the problem persists since Š appears before S and should be the other way around (S-Š-T) :-(. Actually all references starting with "Š" are alphabetically mixed with those starting with S. I need all with Š being separately (after S) alphabetically ordered :-( – user43892 Sep 23 '14 at 11:29
  • @user43892 I added the trick for the alphabetization. Unfortunately BibTeX is not really suited for collation orders different from the one based on ASCII. Perhaps you can try biblatex. – egreg Sep 23 '14 at 12:11

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