# Re: How to change "References" to "Bibliography"

Robin Fairbairns wrote:
Does any one know why the article class uses \refname and, say, book, used \bibname?

hysterical raisins[*]. it was done that way when this mechanism was
introduced into latex 2.09 in ca.1992, and no-one complained then so
it's remained that way ever since, for compatibility purposes.

if one was starting again...

[*] aka historical reasons; it occurs to me this joke may not be
common away from my environment.

no problem, here.

I added a list of all the standard names controlled by babel and mentioned that there is a difference between article and book-like classes.

I was just woundering

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