# [texhax] bibtex style for the humanities

Wolfgang Plaschg wpl at gmx.net
Mon Jun 9 16:05:39 CEST 2003

Hello!

I'm looking for a BibTeX Format File and/or package
which formats citations in a way which is usual in
german arts texts:

- all citation should appear as footnotes (could be solved
by \footnote{\cite{...}})

- the first citation of a book should look like this:
\textsc{[name]}: \emph{[title]}. [issue]. [pub] [year], [page]
eg.: KANT, Immanuel: Critique of Pure Reason. 1st Issue. Riga 1786, p. 23

- all following citations from the same source should
skip unnecessary information:
eg.: KANT, Immanuel: loc. cit., p. 127

a citation from the same page should look like:
KANT, Immanuel: ibid.

there are two problems to solve:

- the format: I already figured out, that BibTeX is capable
of complex formatting. There should be no problem to
format the author in small caps, etc.

- the skipping: I don't know, if BibTex is capable of this sort
of processing, which is rather complex. It should also be
possible to change the abbreviations. eg. use "a.a.O." instead
of "loc. cit."