# Format references in German (not only the title)

My literature entries are formatted in English despite the use of \usepackage[ngerman]{babel}. For example, it says "Author1 and Author2" but I want it "Author1 und Author2". "Literatur" instead of "References" however works.

main.tex:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage[round]{natbib}
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}

Lorem ipsum \citep{DoeMustermann2014}.

\cleardoublepage
\bibliographystyle{agsm}
\bibliography{test}

\end{document}


test.bib:

@book{DoeMustermann2014,
title = {{That awful German language}},
Author= {John Doe and Max Mustermann},
publisher = {English-German Friendship},
address = {Hamburg - New York},
Year  = {2014}
}

• Strange... because I do. I'm running on Ubuntu 14.04, using Kile. – MERose Nov 5 '15 at 13:35
• And what do you see instead if I may ask? – MERose Nov 5 '15 at 13:41
• I think there is no way for that without some hacking in the installed natbib files. It is quite outdated. Did you tried biber with biblatex? – buhtz Nov 5 '15 at 13:57
• natbib is outdated? Didn't know that. I'll look around for biber - never heard. – MERose Nov 5 '15 at 13:59
• See also this question (not an exact duplicate, but providing more answers): tex.stackexchange.com/questions/279591/… – jk - Reinstate Monica Nov 23 '15 at 18:14

The agsm-Style uses a command for the and. So you are in luck and can adapt it (but biblatex/biber is naturally much more flexible):

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage[round]{natbib}
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\newcommand\harvardand{und}
\begin{document}

Lorem ipsum \citep{DoeMustermann2014}.

\cleardoublepage
\bibliographystyle{agsm}
\bibliography{test}

\end{document}


• Depending on the position in the text, one must use \renewcommand\harvardand{und}. – MERose Nov 5 '15 at 14:23

The babel package localises the normal LaTeX settings, but not the thingies coming from BibTeX. You need a localised BibTeX style (bst) for this purpose. e.g., natdin.bst.