Vancouver style error
This error is reported for citations that use |name-list-format=vanc
. Vancouver style
restricts author or editor names to the Latin alphabet. For the purposes of this test, Module:Citation/CS1
defines the Latin alphabet as the letters defined in the Unicode
Latin character sets:
C0 Controls and Basic Latin
C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement
(00C0–00D6, 00D8–00F6, 00F8–00FF)
This error is also reported when a corporate or institutional author is listed in |vauthors= without proper delimiters. Corporate authors should be listed this way:
|vauthors=First Surname FM, Surname AB, ((Corporate or institutional Author)), Lastsurname XY
This error is also reported when more than two initials are used: in case of more than two initials, list only the first two.
While normally correct, sometimes the names listed on a PMID page contain errors when the author surname has a lowercase nobiliary particle
. For example, PubMed
lists Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz as Doeberitz Mv which is not correct. This author's name should be listed as |vauthors=von Knebel Doeberitz M
Certain punctuation will be flagged as an error. For example, Unicode U+2019, right single quotation mark, causes an error because it is not a member of the Latin character sets identified above:
|vauthors=Van’t Veer M
. Replace this character with the straight (or typewriter) apostrophe:
|vauthors=Van't Veer M
To resolve this error, Romanize author and editor names.
Romanizing can result in two-letter initials, for example, the Greek letter 'Θ' Romanizes to 'Th'.
When author names have this kind of initial, Module:Citation/CS1 can't know if this kind of initial is a typo or a legitimate Romanized character so it will emit the Vancouver error. To suppress the error after determining that the two-character initial is correct and not a typo, treat the name as if it were a corporate name by wrapping it in doubled parentheses: |vauthors=..., Tatarinov IuS, ...
→ |vauthors=..., ((Tatarinov IuS)), ...
Similarly, Chinese hyphenated given names may appear in PubMed listings. For example: 'Wang Hsien-yu' may be listed on PubMed as 'Wang Hy' which will result in a Vancouver error. When this occurs, and upon verification that such names are correct, wrap them in doubled parentheses.