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I have a Problem with my BibTex Settings. When printing I want first name before surname. Right not it is the other way around.

Also, if I have multiple authors, the first one is displayed surname, first name and every following author is displayed first name surname (without comma).

I think that this is very bad styling because it should be the same for all authors. Here I have some of my configurations for you:

\usepackage[
    backend=bibtex,
    bibwarn=true,
    bibencoding=utf8,
    sortlocale=de_DE,
    style=authoryear,
    backref=true
]{biblatex}

\setlength{\bibitemsep}{\baselineskip}

And my BibTex:

@book{Dean.2004,
    title={MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters},
    author={Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay},
    year={2004},
    url={http://research.google.com/archive/mapreduce.html},
    publisher={Sixth Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation}
}

And last how it is displayed right now

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! This style is largely used: the rationale is that the first author's family name is used for browsing the list of references; for the other authors, the rule that the given name precedes the family name prevails. – egreg Jun 29 '15 at 9:15
  • Try \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{first-last}, see How to reverse name and first name?, for example. But as egreg says, this will certainly make locating a reference harder. Or did you want \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first}? – moewe Jun 29 '15 at 16:21
  • Hey. Thanks for the comments. First of all I want it to follow one standard so first-last or last first. as you can see right now the first author is last-first and the second is first-last. I'll try the command you suggested. – PowderFan Jun 30 '15 at 8:57
  • Hey there. I think I found an easy way to solve my Problem. instead of {Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay} I just wrote {{Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay}} And it seems not that it is displayed just as it is written down... – PowderFan Jun 30 '15 at 9:17
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    Writing {{Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay}} is really nor a good idea it will essentially make biblatex think there is only one author of the work called "Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay". Please make the author field read {Dean, Jeffrey and Ghemawat, Sanjay} and add \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{last-first} to your preamble. – moewe Jul 1 '15 at 17:22

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