[OS X TeX] Book manuscript, \cite question

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Sun Mar 2 04:54:19 CET 2014

Hello Toke,

On 02/03/2014, at 12:56, Toke Knudsen <toke_knudsen at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I’m finalizing a book manuscript, but have run into some issues with citations.  
> First of all, I’m using chicago.sty (\usepackage{chicago}) to get the citations like I want them.  In my .bib file, I have the following entry (and a few more like that):
> @BOOK{pingree:cess,
>  AUTHOR = "Pingree, David",
>  TITLE = "Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit",
>  YEAR = "1970--94",

Very interesting problem.

      YEAR = "{1970--94}",
      YEAR = "19{70--94}{}",

I've not tried this.
It is just an idea to overcome the 4 digit restriction.

>  PUBLISHER = "American Philosophical Society",
>  ADDRESS = "Philadelphia",
>  NOTE = "Series A, volumes 1--5."
> }
> As you can see, the work was published in the period 1970 to 1994, over multiple years; this is causing problems when I use the \cite command.
> For example, at one place in the text, I cite the work as follows:
> \cite[A.2.107--110, A.3.28, A.4.75--76, A.5.74--75]{pingree:cess}
> I’d like for this to appear as follows in the text: "Pingree 1970–94, A.2.107–110, A.3.28, A.4.75–76, A.5.74–75”; but instead I get the the following:
> Pingree 94, A.2.107–110, A.3.28, A.4.75–76, A.5.74–75
> Apparently only four digits from the YEAR entry is cited, so with the two dashes, I only get the last two digits—94.  I don’t how to change this, so I’m asking if any of you would be able to help me.  How can I get the citation to print “1970–94” for the year?
> With all best wishes,
> Toke

Hope this helps,


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