I am trying to adapt the authoryear-dw style to the specific requirements for assignments at my university. They look like this:

Citations as Footnotes, incl. a first full and shorttitle citations, as well use of ibid. for recurring citations

Footnote style

The order of names is reversed and formatting is slighlty changed for the Bibliography:

Bibliography Style

I have succeeded in getting the order of the names and some of the formatting right, but I am failing at setting up the details (delimiters/punctuation). Also apparently my settings are not completely used for the first full citations (italic vs. upright text)

Here is my MWE:

\usepackage{xunicode,fontspec,xltxtra} %für XeLaTeX
\usepackage{longtable,array,ragged2e, booktabs} %für Tabellen



\DeclareFieldFormat{title}{\mkbibemph{#1}} % Titel in Bibliographie kursiv darstellen 

\DeclareFieldFormat{citetitle}{\mkbibquote{#1\isdot}} % Titel in Zitat kursiv darstellen 





author={Runciman, Steven},
title={Die Eroberung von Konstantinopel 1453}, 

    title={Female homosexuality in the Middle East: histories and representations},
    shorttitle={Female homosexuality in the Middle East},
    author={Habib, Samar},

        title={The Lesbian Subjectivity in Contemporary Arabic Literature:‘An Absent Presence’ Disciplined by the Gaze},
        author={Al-Ghafari, Iman},
        journal={Al-Raida Journal},


Text.\footcite{runciman} More text.\footcite[36]{runciman} Even more text.\footnote{Test. \cite[48]{runciman}}. An even longer text.\footcite[35]{runciman} I see more text.\footcite{habib2007female} Another test.\footcite{al2012lesbian} And him again.\footcite{runciman}




Thanks for your time and your help :)

  • Please note that biblatex-dw hasn't been updated in quite some time, so you may well encounter some problems with biblatex versions >= 3.3. – moewe Oct 2 '16 at 16:33
  • I am happy to accept alternative approaches using other packages if there are any. Thank you. – Vlad030691 Oct 2 '16 at 16:40
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    Unfortunately, I will only be able to have a look next week. For alternatives, check out Recent alternatives to the historian package. But biblatex-dw is a heavily customised style with many great options, so don't be disappointed if none of the styles is able to match your expectations. – moewe Oct 4 '16 at 7:43
  • Herbert Voß has adapted biblatex-dw to work with version 3.3 of biblatex (archiv.dante.de/~herbert/Bibliography/dw). But the changes in version 3.5 could also prove problematic. – moewe Oct 4 '16 at 7:50
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    Can you provide a list of the specific changes you need, please? It is difficult to just look and spot what needs changing, especially since the citations and bibliography entries which you use in your example code are nothing like those shown in your target images! – cfr Oct 16 '16 at 2:13

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