[Tex/LaTex] Using the \LaTeX command in the BibTeX Bibliography


I am trying to include a bibliographical entry that contains the \LaTeX in one of the titles (it's a lab report on LaTeX that's submitted using LaTeX). This will come up with an error – unknown command. Changing the \LaTeX within the bibliography file to plain text removes the error and compilation is successful. I thought that BibTeX was capable of handling these commands… does anyone have a solution?

Here is the offending entry:

  author = {Tobias Oetiker and Hubert Partl and Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl},
  title = {The Not So Short Introduction to \LaTeX},
  url = {http://tobi.oetiker.ch/lshort/lshort.pdf},
  year = {2008}

Best Answer

You need to enclose the string \LaTeX in double curly braces, as in {{\LaTeX}}.