# Getting rid of round brackets around superscript

I am using the following biblatex/biber configuration:

\usepackage[useprefix=true,%
uniquename=init,%
sorting=nyt,%
firstinits=true,%
seriesformat=standard,%
idemfont=normal,%
namefont=smallcaps,%
firstnamefont=smallcaps,%
idembib=true,%
style=footnote-dw,%
nopublisher=false,%
autocite=footnote,%
ibidtracker=context,%
backend=biber]{biblatex}


and the following csquotes configuration:

\usepackage[babel,%
german=quotes]{csquotes}


I am quoting with:

\blockquote[{\autocite[53]{Watzlawick.1993}}]{Man kann nicht \emph{nicht} kommunizieren.}.


The bib entry is the following:

@book{Watzlawick.1993,
author = {Watzlawick, Paul and Bavelas, Janet H. and Jackson, Don D.},
year = {1993},
title = {Menschliche Kommunikation: Formen, St{\"o}rungen, Paradoxien},
edition = {8., unver{\"a}nd. Aufl., Nachdr},
publisher = {Huber},
isbn = {3456818858}
}


The result is a quote with round brackets around the superscript:

Can anyone tell me, how to get rid of those brackets?

• \renewcommand{\mkcitation}[1]{\space#1} did the trick! Awesome. Thanks a lot! – Grodon Aug 12 '15 at 8:14

The way the citation is typeset in \blockquote and friends can be controlled with \mkcitation, see §8.7 Hooks for Quotations and Citations, p. 20 of the csquotes documentation. The default definition is \newcommand{\mkcitation}[1]{\space(#1)}, you will note the parentheses there.

So we just need to make sure \mkcitation does not wrap the citation into parentheses any more.

\renewcommand{\mkcitation}[1]{\nobreakspace#1}


Should do the trick.

• Maybe \nobreakspace instead of \space? – egreg Aug 12 '15 at 9:39
• @egreg Maybe, ... in this case here it does not really seem to matter either way, because the space is eaten by the \unspace in the \autocite command... – moewe Aug 12 '15 at 9:40
• Hmm: \autocite is executed before \mkcitation. So, unless there's a 10000 penalty in front of \mkcitation, I think \nobreakspace is necessary. – egreg Aug 12 '15 at 9:44
• @egreg Those subtleties escape my knowledge, unfortunately; but I will happily take your work for it :-). \nobreakspace seems better anyway if people start using cite commands that do not go into the footnote, I would have thought. – moewe Aug 12 '15 at 9:46