# Change last multicite delim only for \textcite commands (not in bibliography)

Using biblatex with the authoryear-comp style you can set the 'and' sign for multiple authors by the \DefineBibliographyStrings command.

Is it possible to define a different 'and' sign for intext multiple citations only?

For example a multicite in the text \textcite(AF01, BB10,CF11) should appear like: A. Foo et al. (2001), B. Bar et al. (2010) and C. Foo et al. (2011).

However, in the bibliography another 'and' sign should be used for citations with multiple authors:

A. Foo et al. (2001) - A. Foo, A. Rock & A. Bar: "Mytitle ..." (2001)

B. Bar et al. (2010) - B. Bar, B. Pop & B.Bar: "Mytitle 2..." (2010)

....

I tried (without success): Separation between last and secondlast item in citet with authoryear style?

Any help is appreciated, Harry

• Do you maybe just want \newcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\addspace\&\space}? – moewe Nov 29 '15 at 17:06
• Please consider creating an MWE so we have something to play around with and can make sure that it actually works with your set-up. – moewe Nov 29 '15 at 17:10

The separator between the second-to-last and last name is \finalnamedelim, so we can just change that

\renewcommand*{\finalnamedelim}{\addspace\&\space}


MWE

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[british]{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[style=authoryear-comp, maxbibnames=999, backend=biber]{biblatex}

\begin{document}
\textcite{aksin,knuth:ct:a}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


If you want to change the delimiter between the second-to-last and last \textcite you need to change \textcitedelim. Its standard definition from biblatex.def is

\newcommand*{\textcitedelim}{%
\iffinalcitedelim
{\ifnumgreater{\value{textcitetotal}}{2}
{\iftextcitepunct{\finalandsemicolon}{\finalandcomma}}{}%