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User defined authors' attribute field #82
In Bibtex there is the
This makes it convenient to keep record of Chinese books and articles, in which there are many different types of authoring, such as being a 'commentator' (注), 'exegete' (疏), 'copy-editor who punctuates ancient text' (校點) etc.
Currently, Zotero uses a limited drop-down list to define different forms of authoring, one of which is a generalized
This is the only entry that makes use of the authors' attribute field available in Bibtex, but the attribute 'contributor' is too general to be of use when it comes to actual citations.
Is it possible to incorporate a user-defined authors' attribute field in Zotero (that can be mapped to the
My current work around is to add the attribute directly behind the author's name, sometimes separating the two by using the
Really hope that this new feature can be considered for future Zotero updates.
One related issue is that CSL itself has a very limited list of author/contributor roles. And attributes such as
This makes it difficult to define new roles single-sidedly from Zotero.
A workaround I propose is for Zotero to map both the
「集解」(collected commentaries) and 「義疏」(exegesis) are the required roles to be appended behind each author's name respectively. And my present solution, keeping them in the
Editors with the role of 「編」can use the present csl
This proposal makes minimal changes to both CSL and Zotero data structures while incorporating the needs of users who cite ancient Chinese books and articles frequently.