I try to find a bibtex style with abbreviation (such alpha) but with my own citation key. This link (http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~kjt/software/latex/showbst.html) give a large list of style but none is what I search.

Now I have such entry in my biblio.bib

author = {Thomas Cormen and others},
year = {2004},
author = {Marc Des},
year = {2011},

And I get such keys : [C+04] and [des11] but they are not very relevant in the text. I try to have something more natural to read such as "... see chap. 2 in [Bac2] ..."

Is it possible to set my own abbreviation to have (or to set) something like [Cormen] and [Bac2] (without date) ?

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    The first entry is wrong: it should be Thomas Cormen and others. I don't know of any bib style where you can specify an arbitrary citation label. – egreg Dec 26 '12 at 14:30
  • What you are asking for is against the widely accepted standards. If you publish a paper like that, it may contribute to a negative peer review. – Nicholas Hamilton Dec 26 '12 at 14:44
  • @ADP I use latex to write memento's. That's the meaning to have somethings easy to read. Nobody else is going to change the sources of my document even though I share my final work (the pdf) with some other students ;-) – madit Dec 26 '12 at 17:39
  • I read something about biblatex instead of bibtex but I can't use it ! It doesn't compile ('aux' file not found) with my Texniccenter – madit Dec 26 '12 at 17:41
  • You can have your own citation key using biblatex, see the manual, or this answer. – mafp Dec 31 '12 at 0:03

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