Mac, Endnote X3, Word 2008
Russian characters (e.g., Я) cannot be transliterated into a single Latin character, and thus become “Ya.” for example. This is distinct from the character that transliterates to “Y” alone. Is there a way to have Endnote use more than one character when it inserts author/editor initials? In other words, will Endnote insert “Kondratyev, V. Ya.” rather than “Kondratyev, V. Y.”?
The solution to your problem may be similar to that discussed here: http://community.thomsonreuters.com/t5/EndNote-How-To/How-to-make-quot-von-quot-in-author-name-NOT-abbreviate-in/m-p/6258#M2096
… in other words, enter the author in EndNote as
Kondratyev, V. Ya.
(I double checked on X3 for PC using APA 5th output style; using a double comma still worked).
Thanks. I can see this as a work-around, but it does mean I have to reformat the reference if I need to use it in a different journal.