To have author names be listed as e.g. Doe, J.D. in the references (i.e. no space between initials). I use in my .bbx file:

    firstinits = true,
    terseinits = false

But the result is Doe, J. D. with spaces between the initials.
I tried adding \renewcommand\bibinitdelim{\nospace} to the .bbx file but that gives an error.

Question: any way to suppress the space between author's name initials (with or without calling terseinits = false)?


\nospace is (at least in the LaTeX core and biblatex) undefined. Use an empty argument in the redefinition of \bibinitdelim instead.





  author = {Doe, John D.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {How to remove the space between initials},






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    I'd warmly suggest the alternative \renewcommand*{\bibinitdelim}{\,} – egreg Nov 9 '12 at 14:34
  • @egreg I'd, too. – lockstep Nov 9 '12 at 14:37
  • hmm, that doesn't seem to work for me. (while \renewcommand*{\bibinitdelim}{} works like a charm). – Roey Angel Nov 9 '12 at 14:46
  • @RoeyAngel \, adds a non-breakable thin space. – lockstep Nov 9 '12 at 14:47
  • oh that explains. But in any case that's not what my journal asks (and unfortunately I'm not in a position to make them change this). – Roey Angel Nov 9 '12 at 15:01

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