I have a small issue while using Biblatex with the APA style in French. My in-text citations are in small caps and I would like to have them written normally. This issue doesn't happen when I write in English.

Can someone help me?

Here is a small example:


Cette référence: \textcite{Kline2016} s'affiche en majuscules.


This will produce "Cette référence: KLINE (2016) s'affiche en majuscules" and I would like to have "Cette référence: Kline (2016) s'affiche en majuscules".


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    \DefineBibliographyExtras{french}{\restorecommand\mkbibnamefamily} (or with older versions \DefineBibliographyExtras{french}{\restorecommand\mkbibnamelast})
    – moewe
    May 29 '16 at 14:57
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    See also Very strange biblatex style in french archeology, Changing default \citet font in biblatex where the answers say \mkbibnamelast because they were written before biblatex 3.3 (see Biblatex 3.3 name formatting)
    – moewe
    May 29 '16 at 15:01
  • @moewe: Not sure if I understand well what you suggestion does, but doesn't it affect also the names in the references section?
    – Bernard
    May 29 '16 at 18:48
  • @Bernard Yes that is true. I didn't think the OP would want to change the behaviour in citations only. In that case \AtEveryCite{\restorecommand\mkbibnamefamily} would be more appropriate.
    – moewe
    May 30 '16 at 6:16
  • Do you want to get rid of small caps in citations only, or do you want them gone in the bibliography as well?
    – moewe
    May 30 '16 at 6:17

If you want to change the style only for in-text citations use


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