## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ Use \inparencite to add text like "vgl."/"c.f." before year

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### Use \inparencite to add text like "vgl."/"c.f." before year

Hello,

i have a question regarding the \inparencite command. I use it to integrate citations into the text. Generally it works fine, but for indirect citations I would need a "vgl." (it's the german equivalent for "c.f.") before the date. However, the command does not exactly what I expect it to do. Example:

I use the command like this:

"As \inparencite[vgl.][S. 15]{Someone1990} stated, blablabla."

The output is:
"As vgl. Someone (1990, S. 15) stated, blablabla."

What I want it to look like:
"As Someone (vgl. 1990, S. 15) stated, blablabla."

Does anyone know how to change this?

My main.tex looks like this:
\RequirePackage[ngerman = ngerman-x-latest]{hyphsubst} % Seitenlayout:\documentclass{scrbook} % load packages:\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}\usepackage[babel,german=quotes]{csquotes} \usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear-luh-ipw]{biblatex}\addbibresource{literature.bib} \title{test} \begin{document} As \inparencite[vgl.][S. 10]{test1} stated, blabla \printbibliography \end{document}

My literature.bib
@book{test1,   title = {This is a title},   author = {Mister Someone},   year = {1990}   }

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Johannes_B
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I wouldn't do that. When you are starting a sentence with as, you don't need the c.f. Read the sentences out aloud:
Wie Irgendwer (1990, vergleiche Seite 15) schrieb.
Wie Irgendwer (vergleiche 1990, Seite 15) schrieb.
Grüne Schuhe sind gelber als Blaue, vergleiche Irgendwer (1990, S. 15).
Wie Irgendwer (1990, Seite 15) schrieb.

I would go for the last one, to be honest.

Changing the behaviour is possible, LaTeX is a macro language. But it will require some knowledge of the biblatex internals.
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