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I would like to use \footcite primarily when citing, but every now and then I want to refer to a reference as part of a sentence. These in-text references would ideally be formatted like Ref. [2,4-6,8], i.e. refer to an index in the numbered bibliography. (Please see below if reading this did not make much sense.)

Also, in the same way, I want to be able to do both in-text citations and footnote citations within footnotes; the latter then would then just create a new, subsequent footnote.

Currently, what I have is this:

\documentclass[12pt,english,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage[
    backend=biber,
    citestyle=verbose,
    bibstyle=verbose,
    sorting=nyvt,
    isbn=false,
    url=false,
    maxcitenames=10,
    maxbibnames=100
]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{bibliography.bib}
\DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first}
\renewbibmacro{in:}{}

\usepackage{fnpct}
\usepackage[multiple]{footmisc}
\AdaptNoteOpt{\footcite}{\multfootcite}

\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{bibliography.bib}
@article{A,
  author    = {Alpha, Amber},
  title     = {Title},
  publisher = {Publisher},
  year      = {2014},
}
@article{B,
  author    = {Beta, Bryan},
  title     = {Title2},
  publisher = {Publisher2},
  year      = {2015},
}
@article{G,
  author    = {Gamma, Gina},
  title     = {Title3},
  publisher = {Publisher3},
  year      = {2016},
}
@article{D,
  author    = {Delta, Daniel},
  title     = {Title4},
  publisher = {Publisher4},
  year      = {2017},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}
While some\footcite{A}\footcite{B} argue X, Ref. \textcite{G} argues Y.%
\footnote{However, Z\footcite{D}\footcite{A} is has to be considered as an alternative,
even though Ref. \textcite{B}\textcite{G} dismiss this possibility.%
\footnote{A nested footnote.}}

\printbibliography
\end{document}

The result I get is this:

result

Not only do the citations not work the way I intended, but also the nested citation is not showing up. While footnotes-in-footnotes may be a bit off-topic, I hope the solution does not exhibit the same problem for footcites-in-footnotes.

What I would like to achieve is something like this:

desired

I'm using LuaLaTex with TeX Live 2013, in the way it comes with Ubuntu 14.04.

I'd very much appreciate any hints. I'm rather new to LaTeX and BibLaTeX in particular, so I hope this is not something I overlooked when reading the documentation. Also, please let me know in case my question is unclear.

  • See Footnote to a footnote and Footception: Footnote within a footnote within a footnote. What In seem to take away from this is that you can never have \footnote{lorem \footnote{ipsum}}. For the inner footnote you would need a new \footnoteA (or some \footnotemark/\footnotetext combination). For biblatex this could be automated. – moewe Apr 18 '15 at 5:40
  • Let me know if you are interested in a solution that allows you to use two footnote levels with different counters and footnote marks (\footnote with arabic numbers and \footnoteA which can be nested inside a \footnote with alphabetic counters). – moewe Apr 18 '15 at 5:55
  • @moewe: I'd be very thankful if you could explain how your proposed solution works, even if it does not fulfill all criteria! Thank you for the offer! – RQM Apr 18 '15 at 15:52
  • @moewe: I don't want to be pushy, but here's a reminder that I'd still be interested in your suggestion, if you could find the time to write it down. Thanks! – RQM Apr 24 '15 at 12:40
  • @moewe: I'd still be happy if you could quickly write up a quick (partial) solution. Thanks! – RQM Jun 29 '15 at 16:41

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