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biblatex-chicago & origdate

Postby Gnosos » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:13 am

Is there any trick to getting biblatex-chicago to format original dates properly?

According to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed., if one is using the author-date format, citations should have the original date in square brackets and references should have it in parentheses. To wit:

Marx ([1893] 1967) said, "..."


Marx, Karl. (1893) 1967. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume II, The Circulation of Capital. NY: International Publishers.

If I understand this correctly, to implement this with biblatex-chicago, one should merely have to set the "origdate" field in the bib file to 1893 and the "date" field to "1967."

I've done so, but the formatted document doesn't seem to show both dates as described above. Do I have to do something else?

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:18 am

Can you prepare a minimal working example so we can reproduce what you see (or not see) and have a perfect test case to start from? ... ex-chicago
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Postby jplobaton » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:59 pm

Years later... in Bibliatex-Chicago (notes) origdate should appear between [], before the publication year. I cannot reproduce that output.




Primera cita \footnote{\cite{sombra}}
Esto es la segunda cita \cite{sombra}
Esto es otra \cite{carnaval}
Una nueva cita \footnote{Comprobar \cite{limites} }
Last cita \footnote{Ver \cite{limites} }



title = {La filosof{\'\i}a y su sombra},
publisher = {Seix Barral},
year = 1969,
author = {Tr{\'\i}as, Eugenio},
address = {Madrid},
edition = {2\textordfeminine{} ed.},
origyear = 1987
author = {Trias},
title = {Carnaval},
date = {1971},
options = {cmsdate=new},
origdate = {1787}
author = {Trias},
title = {Drama e identidad},
date = {1971},
options = {cmsdate=new},
origdate = {2002}

title = {Los límites del mundo},
author = {Eugenio Trías},
date = {1981},
origdate = {1234},

Any clue will be appreciated. Thanks.

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