[OS X TeX] capitalization solution in bibtex bib files

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue Sep 29 03:35:56 CEST 2009

Is there not the chance that a long title will not wrap correctly at the end
of a line if the whole title is enclosed in braces? That is, the title will
extend into the margin.


Themis Matsoukas wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2009, at 4:09 PM, David Airey wrote:
>> Various sources online suggest enclosing parts of the citation in an
>> extra set of curly brackets {} to maintain capitalization if it is
>> lost. Since my citations are usually science citations with lots of
>> lame acronyms and capitals, what is wrong with enclosing the whole
>> title as a matter of course with and extra set of brackets?
>> Title = {{...}}
>> to preserve capitals in my bibliography, rather than
>> Title = {...{}...{}...}, etc.?
> With Title = {{...}} you will force the capitalization of your title
> as it appears in the bib file. If a bib style calls for the title to
> appear in full capitals, your approach will prevent that from
> happening. If that's not a concern for you, I don't see a problem with
> your approach.
> Themis
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