[tex-live] BibLatex issues after last upgrade

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Thu Mar 10 10:37:07 CET 2016

> On 10.03.2016, at 10:00, Herbert Voss <Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE> wrote:
> Am 10.03.2016 um 00:22 schrieb Angelo Graziosi:
>> Il 09/03/2016 09:04, Herbert Voss ha scritto:
>>> There are some more problems with other biblatex styles ...
>> Indeed! I tried to remove "style=philosophy-modern" but it failed
>> differently.. it seems that documents based on biblatex are totally
>> broken..
> no, the default styles are all working and all others which use no
> internal commands from biblatex.

It’s not a question of internal commands. Biblatex 3.4 completely reorganised the name formatting. Every style which changes name formatting – which has nothing to do with „internal commands“ – has to adapt to the new naming machinery. Without an update, many styles will stop working.

This is all documented in the release notes. I updated my own style biblatex-fiwi yesterday, the new versions should be available soon. It’s not terribly complicated to do – it probably took me less than an hour –, but style authors have to do it.

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