Consider the following MWE, if you will:





  title = {Die „Autistischen Psychopathen“ im Kindesalter},
  author = {Asperger, Hans},
  date = {1944},
  journaltitle = {Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten},
  pages = {76--136},  
  volume = {117},
  number = {1},
  langid = {german},

  title = {Asperger’s Syndrome. A Clinical Account.},
  author = {Wing, Lorna},
  date = {1981},
  journaltitle = {Psychological Medicine},
  pages = {115--129},
  number = {11},
  langid = {english},

  title = {Dementia Præcox oder Gruppe der Schizophrenien},
  author = {Bleuler, Eugen},
  date = {1911},
  publisher = {Deuticke},
  location = {Leipzig and Wien and Heidelberg},
  langid = {german}

  title = {Naming Adult Autism. Culture, Science, Identity},
  author = {McGrath, James},
  date = {2017},
  publisher = {Rowman \& Littlefield},
  location = {New York and Montréal},
  isbn = {978-1-78348-040-1},
  langid = {english}


\usepackage[style=verbose-ibid, isbn=false, doi=false, maxbibnames=99, maxitems=2, maxcitenames=3]{biblatex}

% Multiple authors separated by semicolons

% Author family name in small caps

% Author name followed by colon


This almost does what I want, but it uses German abbreviations (S. = Seite(n) = page(s), e.g.) throughout. Likewise, if there is more than one publisher’s location, it uses „und“ to connect them, instead of “and”. How and where do I tell BibLatex and/or biber that the last two entries are “English”, as it were?

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  • A refined search turned up this lead I’ll be following: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/476969/…
    – Ingmar
    Jul 12 at 17:32
  • OK, that was embarrassingly easy: adding language=auto, autolang=other was all it took.
    – Ingmar
    Jul 12 at 17:36
  • Do you want to type up and accept a quick self-answer, so this question can be marked as resolved?
    – moewe
    Jul 20 at 6:23
  • Yes, thanks – I'll do that.
    – Ingmar
    Jul 20 at 6:38

The answer was, in fact, quite simple: Using …

\usepackage[style= …
autolang=other, …]{biblatex}

… was all it took. BibLaTeX now properly formats my entries according to each language’s custom.

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