# Changing name bibliography in babel [turkish] is impossible

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage{biblatex}
\usepackage[turkish]{babel}
\bibliography{dnm2.bib}

\begin{document}
some text \cite{abc}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


i tried to change the name of bibliography from references to "Kaynakça" (Same thing in Turkish of course) but fail lots of times. Can someone help me with that?

• Please tell us what you've tried so far. Which document class do you employ? How do you load the babel package? (Usually, running \usepackage[turkish]{babel} should change the title of the references section to Kaynaklar.) – Mico Apr 25 '18 at 19:37
• Which bibliography style/packages do you use? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Apr 25 '18 at 19:41
• I used article document class. and I've seen some advice like \addto\captionsspanish{\renewcommand{\bibname}{Bibliografía}} for other languages i tried to alter for Turkish but nothing happen. – ömer koçhan Apr 25 '18 at 19:43
• please show a small complete document that fails and the log file that you get. – David Carlisle Apr 25 '18 at 19:50
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I succeeded by passing the title directly to \printbibliography:

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@article{abc,
author={A. Uthor},
title={Title},
journal={Journal},
year=2018,
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[turkish,shorthands=:!]{babel}
\usepackage{biblatex}

\begin{document}

some text \cite{abc}

\printbibliography[title=Kaynakça]

\end{document}


Notes.

1. There are several incompatibilities between babel-turkish and biblatex; for instance one has to disable the = shorthand. The language is not really supported.
2. Probably the bib items should have a language field, so to avoid the wrong dot above the I.
3. The filecontents environment is used just to make the example self-contained.
• I can find an answer from this site somehow from users every time. when i say "i must back to the MS word" someone save me from this stupid idea with knowledge. Thank you very much. – ömer koçhan Apr 25 '18 at 20:48
• @ömerkoçhan You might contact the developers of biblatex in order to give advice for better supporting Turkish: none of them knows the language and they're welcoming helpful people. – egreg Apr 25 '18 at 20:51
• I'd love to help them. Because helping those kinds of smart people equally means helping to myself and other people who try to write useful things. – ömer koçhan Apr 28 '18 at 7:57