I would like to cite a paper by Bibtex. The bib entry is

title = {The {PF030405a} {‘‘Krzeszowice’’} fireball},
author = {P. {\.{Z}}o{\l}\c{a}dek and A. Olech and M. Wi\'{s}niewski and M. Kwinta},
journal = {Earth, Moon, and Planets},
year = {2007},
volume = {100},
number = {3--4},
pages = {215--224},
file =        f

Bibtex omits the dot between \ and {Z}, so the entry in bbl file looks like this:

\bibitem[{\.{Z}o{\l}\c{a}dek et~al(2007)\.{Z}o{\l}\c{a}dek, Olech,
  Wi\'{s}niewski, and Kwinta}]{Zolandek2007}
\{Z}o{\l}\c{a}dek P, Olech A, Wi\'{s}niewski M, Kwinta M (2007) The {PF030405a}
  {‘‘Krzeszowice’’} fireball. Earth, Moon, and Planets 100(3--4):215--224

LaTeX then announces error Extra }. If I finish translation in spite of it, the result

{Zołądek P, Olech A, Wiśniewski M, Kwinta M (2007) The PF030405a Krzes- zowice fireball. Earth, Moon, and Planets 100(3–4):215–224

begins with a wrong brace, the dot above Z is missing and also quotation marks around word Krzeszowice are missing. Does anybody have any advice, how to cite papers with so complicated names?

I have read the answers to the question "How to write “ä” and other umlauts and accented letters in bibliography?" I have tried all the characters proposed there:

{\"a}{\^e}{\`i}{\.I}{\o}{\'u}{\aa}{\c c}{\u g}{\l}{\~n}{\H o}{\v r}{\ss}.

Everything works except {\.I}. After Bibtex, the dot is off and LaTeX does not know the order \I.

I use these documentclass and packages:

\usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric, arrows, calc}

The natbib package could theoretically influence it, but it works by the same way both with and without natbib.

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem. – Stefan Pinnow Aug 16 '17 at 13:26
  • You must input the surname as {\.Z}o{\l}{\c a}dek, or, better still, as {\.Z}o{\l}{\k a}dek -- you want an "ogonek", not a "cedilla", under "a", right? If you want to typeset the ogonek accent, be sure to load the fontenc package with the option T1. – Mico Aug 16 '17 at 13:35
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    To typeset the double quotation marks around Krzeszowice, be sure not to use ‘‘ and ’’ (aka "smart" quotes) unless you use either XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX; even then, you will probably also have to load the fontspec package and use a suitable font. Just use double-backquotes and double-apostophes, as is uniformly recommended in just about every introduction to TeX and LaTeX. – Mico Aug 16 '17 at 13:40
  • Can you make a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB)? – user36296 Aug 16 '17 at 16:11
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    I get the dot over I with \.I; a Polish author named Żołądek should be input as {\.Z}o{\l}{\k{a}}dek with the correct ogonek. You need \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}; the quotes can be input as and (not ‘‘ and ’’), but for those you need \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} (if your document is UTF-8). – egreg Aug 16 '17 at 16:22

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