Citations in a language not supported by Citavi

Nora B. shared this question 11 months ago
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Hi,

I'm studying in Norway and vastly prefer Citavi over my university's chosen referencing software. But I can't seem to figure out if there is a way to customize parts of a citation style to fit my language (Norwegian). I can partly use the German language profile, but certain parts like "in" and other automatically inserted pieces need to be changed - I can't find an option to edit those. I've been handing in English reference lists so far, but I'll have to change that eventually.

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Hi Nora,

Thank you for your reply.

All words used by the citation style are set within the style itself. They are not related to the language in which you are using the program Citavi.

Therefore, please edit your style again.

Please choose the reference type that uses "in" e.g. Contribution in Edited Book and edit the component that contains the text element "in", see screenshot.

Kind regards

Jana

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Hi Nora,

Thank you very much for your message.

If you require the style for a publication in a journal or publishing house, please request the style here: http://www.citavi.com/stylerequest

In case the style was created by your university or department, you can edit an existing style.

Language specific settings like "eds." are set within the author components of the style.

Select those components for editing and translate the suffixes or other parts of the components.

Save the changes you have made to your citation style and also select it in your Word document.

Kind regards

Jana

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Hi,

I forgot to include this - I use APA 6th with a few weird alterations (mostly italics). I only need it for my bachelor, so I'm assuming that doesn't justify a style request.

I have managed to change most of the abbreviations like "eds.", but I cannot find a way to change the "filler words" in references. Example:

  • [article] in [publication]

Where can I change the "in" to fit my language, since that word comes from the language Citavi runs in at the moment of citing? Is there even a way to do that?


My university only provides a .ens file, which still cannot be exported to most other programs.

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Hi Nora,

Thank you for your reply.

All words used by the citation style are set within the style itself. They are not related to the language in which you are using the program Citavi.

Therefore, please edit your style again.

Please choose the reference type that uses "in" e.g. Contribution in Edited Book and edit the component that contains the text element "in", see screenshot.

Kind regards

Jana

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Hi, I figured it out - I just hadn't dug deep enough :) Thank you very much.

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Just one question regarding citation styles. Citation Style Language (CSL) files are multilingual and a style has several language options. One can then simply change the language for citation style.


As far as I understand, Citavi uses CSS (that are probably derived from CSL) but does not have the multilingual options. Is this correct? Is it possible to import CSL? Editing style is complex, and it is best to use something that has already been verified.

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Hi,

Citavi's citation styles are not derived from CSL but are in fact much more complex and scriptable. It's therefore not possible to import CSL styles. If the citation style you require is not among the over 9000 styles Citavi already provides, please let us know.

Best regards

Sebastian

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Hi,

basically, the styles I am using are localization of IEEE and CMOS. I can edit the provided English versions to suit my needs. It would be nice if they are later included in the style database so that other users could use them. Is this possible?

With best regards,

Kristof

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Hi, Kristof

Please provide us with the documentation for the style from the journal or publishing house through our form (that helps us keeping track of all the information regarding that style request) and we'll be happy to create the respective styles.

Best regards

Sebastian

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