# Harvard reference list (problem with authors names order and language package) [duplicate]

I'm trying to insert a Harvard reference list to my report. I'm using the Swedish language package and biblatex. However, I am having some problems with the reference list:

(1) I would like the references to be written like this:

Author1lastname, author1first name, Author2lastname, author2firstname, Author3lastname, author3firstname (year)...

However, the second and third authors names show up firstname-lastname (please see picture).

(2) I would like my references to be sorted by author last name. However, the list starts with an author whose last name starts with the letter W :( If I add some more references, they get sorted by author last name, so I think the problem might have to do with the Swedish language package? How can I solve this problem, so that the W comes after V?

Example tex file:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[swedish]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{algorithmic}
\usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{reference.bib}

\begin{document}

\title{My title}
\author{My name}

\maketitle

\section{I have multiple sections}

I write references like this (\cite{key1}). This shows up first in the referencelist (\cite{key2}).

\newpage

\printbibliography

\end{document}


Example bib file:

@inproceedings{key1,
author = {Author1lastname, Author1firstname and Author2lastname, Author2firstname and Author3lastname, Author3firstname},
title = {Title},
booktitle = {Booktitle},
series = {Series},
year = {Year},
isbn = {ISBN},
location = {Location},
pages = {Pages},
numpages = {Numpages},
url = {URL},
doi = {DOI},
publisher = {Publisher},
}

@inproceedings{key2,
author = {WAuthor1lastname, Author1firstname and Author2lastname, Author2firstname and Author3lastname, Author3firstname},
title = {Title},
booktitle = {Booktitle},
series = {Series},
year = {Year},
isbn = {ISBN},
location = {Location},
pages = {Pages},
numpages = {Numpages},
url = {URL},
doi = {DOI},
publisher = {Publisher},
}


I'm new to LaTex and would be very thankful for help :)

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. In particular, in your case it should be a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB). Nov 3, 2017 at 13:41
• Does this answer help you understand what is going on and fix it? tex.stackexchange.com/a/361366/105447 Nov 3, 2017 at 14:57
• Yes, I tried using sortkey as one of the answers at that page suggests, it worked perfectly! Thank you so much for the help :) Nov 3, 2017 at 15:26
• I managed to solve the other problem as well, using this answer: tex.stackexchange.com/a/376723/147294 Nov 3, 2017 at 15:48
• Glad to know it helped. As for the order of the author names, please use the current biblatex terminology for it , as in \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given}, which is updated in the answer mentioned in the one you linked. (last-first still works, but might not do so in the future, as the uptodate form is family-given). Nov 3, 2017 at 17:27