When using footcite for another book by the same author as previous citation in polish we use tenże (the same man as above) or taż (the same woman as above). Latex inserts tenże for both men and women authors.

Is it possible to let latex know gender of author? Or how to solve that problem otherwise?

My example:

@book{      kowalska1,
author =    {J. Kowalska},
title =     {Jeden},
location =  {Warszawa},
year =      {2003}
@book{      kowalska2,
author =    {J. Kowalska},
title =     {Dwa},
location =  {Kraków},
year =      {2008}


\defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text, Scale=MatchLowercase, Ligatures=TeX}
\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O}
\newfontfamily\russianfont[Script=Cyrillic]{Linux Libertine O}
  style=verbose-trad1, % numeric, alphabetic, authoryear, ect.
Lorem \footcite{kowalska1} 
ipsum \footcite{kowalska2}.
Lorem \footcite{kowalska1} 
ipsum \footcite{kowalska2}.

latex output: enter image description here

1 Answer 1


You should have searched for for example "gender" or "female" in the Biblatex documentation.


@book{      kowalska1,
author =    {J. Kowalska},
gender =    {sf},
title =     {Jeden},
location =  {Warszawa},
year =      {2003}

you get "Taż sama, Jeden." The argument "sf" means "single female". See the documentation for other options.

  • 3
    Thank you very much! Next time I'll start with documentation. This time I've looked into google and there query like "latex female" is not very helpful :)
    – konserw
    Dec 8, 2016 at 19:12
  • To begin with you have to realize that the relevant system you are using is Biblatex. Asking if it is possible to let latex know the gender or thinking of googling for "latex" instead of "biblatex" won't help you.
    – pst
    Dec 8, 2016 at 19:34

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