# [NTG-context] Bib Module: \cite can kill spaces

taco taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Aug 15 20:09:07 CEST 2010

Thomas Schmitz wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:14:53 +0200
>  Andreas Schneider <aksdb at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I don't know how exactly it happens, but in the attached example the last
>> footnote is missing a space before the inserted \cite. In my real
>> document
>> that happens a lot and kills the layout. Anything I can do to fix that?
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Andreas.
>
> Ugly workaround:
>
> \def\prefix{Vgl. \strut} % or \null
>
> But I have no idea what's happening here, maybe Hans or Taco can come up
> with a real solution. \cite[alternative=data] seems to eat any
> horizontal space before it; I don't know if this is a bug or a feature.

It probably does an \unskip to get rid of bad vertical space in
the publication list. Use the workaround Thomas offered, as it
is not safe to change that.

Best wishes,
Taco