I would like entries in the bibliography to appear as typed in bibtex, specifically with capitalization when it occurs. But bibtex does not capitalize letters unless the are wrapped in an extra set of braces in the bib file. Apparently this is an intended feature (a terrible feature in my opinion). I do not want to edit the bib file manually since there are hundreds of entries and searching for where the extra braces are needed is tiring. It seems most bibtex users are aware of this; there have been many questions like this one on stack exchange - but the answers all involve manually editing the bib-file.

Is there really automatic solution - no command I can put in the tex file like \bibliographycaptialization=true, or changing the \bibliographystyle? If not, then how can I make a request to latex or miktex designers for something like this?

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    That depend on the bibliographic style. You can either change the bibtex style (even one customized, although is not a very simple task ...) or use biblatex, that by default maintain capitalization as is. Here you have an example comparing the output of the same capitalized reference with bibtex and bilatex.
    – Fran
    Sep 29, 2020 at 4:17
  • BTW, some styles without using sentence case titles are vancouver, ACM-Reference-Format, UNAMThesis, ajae .... and in this question one of the answer include how modify a .bst file to avoid changes of the title.
    – Fran
    Sep 29, 2020 at 5:11


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