Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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Footcite only with surname

My I aim is to configure the \footcite command so that it prints only the surname of an author and it seems to work for most Authors but in some cases it doesn't. I would really appreciate if someone ...
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APA in-text citation and reference tweak with biblatex/biber

I need to fix an issue related to in-text citation as well as the way the reference list is displaying one the articles used in the manuscript. Check this out: (Krippendorff & Butter, 1998, 2) ...
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How to sort entries of numerically referenced and split bibliographies alphabetically, but having citation numbers in order of appearance?

I've got a question regarding Biblatex with Biber backend. I'd like to have a split bibliography: One for print media and one for online resources. I would like to have quite a special kind of ...
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Biblatex, Biber - wrong versions. How to downgrade?

It seems I am having version issues with BibLaTeX/Biber. When I run Biber, I get biber datei INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'datei.blg' INFO - Reading 'datei.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found ...
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Biber: namespace error : Failed to parse QName 'bcf:' <bcf:datasource type=“file” datatype=“bibtex”>bib.bib</bcf:…parser error : expected '>' [closed]

INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'model_summary_2015-JAN.blg' INFO - Reading 'model_summary_2015-JAN.bcf' namespace error : Failed to parse QName 'bcf:' <bcf:datasource type="file" ...
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Different bibtex tags content enclosing and string concatenation

I had noticed strange (in my opinion) behaviour of string concatenation in bibtex entry. I tested three different examples: @string{abc={ABC}} @string{def={DEF}} @string{abc="{ABC}"} ...
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Problem with nodate and date sorting in author-date biblatex

I have problems (1) nodate, and as a result with (2) datesorting with biblatex 2.9a, Biber 1.8, pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) (1) nodate I cannot ...
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biblatex data inheritance

I have now provided a minimum working example for my data inheritance problems and split my questions. Without the statements prohibiting inheritance from mvcollection to collection and collection to ...
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Missing packages after upgrade?

I am using LaTeX+Biber+Texmaker under Ubuntu. I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 14.10, and I am having some issues with some of my LaTeX documents after that. I thought the issue might be ...
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Hyperref in verbose citestyle (Biber) not working

I am using hyperref and Biber's verbose citestyle for the bibliography of my Ph.D thesis. However, the hyperrefs for the bibliography does not seem to be working. Here is my set up : % !TEX encoding ...
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Using \footcite and \cite with \printbibliography

I collected a lot of references in an external bib-file, where I keep both references and resources, along side with cite-sources and bibliography items. Resources and Links shall go to the footnote ...
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refcheck and biber — warnings on uncited entries [duplicate]

\refcheck does not work with biber apparently, as in the following example. Does anyone have a work-around? What do you guys use instead? % arara: pdflatex % arara: biber % arara: pdflatex % arara: ...
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Redefine Biblatex field entry (or alias creating)

I have a file in bibtex format with records like: @BOOK{11980, author = "French, A. P.", title = "Vibrations and Waves", publisher = " ", year = 1971, numpages = 327, language = ...
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Add URL field to footcites using style=authortitle-icomp

I would like to add the field URL for footcited @online{} items. The biblatex manual was not helpful for me. I use biber and biblatex with the following options: \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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pdflatex-biber runs

do I have to run pdflatex twice after biber, or once is enough? pdflatex doc biber doc pdflatex doc I could have swear that I read in the documentation that (unlike bibtex) a single pdflatex after ...
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Biber won't generate Bibliography

I am trying to switch over to BibLaTeX from BibTeX. When I use backend=bibtex I get the proper citations and bibliography (but also the limitations of BibTeX). When I change to backend=biber (and ...
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How to achieve full compression of references with biber and add comments to grouped citations?

I am working on a thesis, where I need to cite a lot of different papers. Following the regulations in my discipline, I need to group citations, i.e., a single number, for example (1) stands for a ...
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Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet

I want to add a bibliography of primary sources to an article, and sort its entries alphabetically according to Sanskrit alphabet, using IAST and utf-8, a, ā, i, ī, u, ū and so on, how can I tell ...
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biber stopped working? [duplicate]

Got on today to add a citation to a document that I last edited on Friday (2 days ago). Now I am getting this message when I run "Bibliography" (from within TeXstudio) "No such file or directory at'' ...
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Biber+biblatex+beamer undesired automatic unicode conversion

Biber is driving me crazy, converting LaTeX-encoded characters in bibliography into utf-8, which LaTeX seems to hate despite utf8 inputenc. I tried using newunicodechar, as suggested in another post, ...
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Biber/BibLaTaX problem: no such file or directory in cache [duplicate]

I am having a problem using biber/biblatex, that I just can't seem to solve. The first problem was Biber complaining about finding the wrong version of biblatex control file (2.6 instead of 2.5), ...
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How to include a manually-formatted citation in Biblatex

I have a situation where I need to cite a source for which biblatex doesn't appear to have a good format. Specifically, I need to cite a piece of legislation in MLA format. The particular legislation ...
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suppressing URLs in footnotes but not bibliography

I am using Biber and the verbose IBID style setting to generate my footnotes. Here is my bibliography settings \usepackage[citestyle=verbose-ibid, bibstyle=authoryear, backend=biber, ...
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Biblatex, biber and non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names part II

I was looking for an example using biblatex, biber and mixed Latin/Greek/Cyrillic document; I found biblatex biber non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names and biblatex: Abbreviating cyrillic authors' ...
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Command (using \ifthenelse) within 2nd optional (post) argument of footcite

I have defined a new command \mypageref to reference page numbers of text parts in my appendix. The begin of such a text part is labeled, e.g., by \label{text_begin}, and the end of the text part is ...
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BibLaTeX won't work with MikTeX 2.9 on default settings and won't generate .bbl file [duplicate]

For whatever reason I'm unable to produce bibliography with the BibLaTeX package in MiKTeX. I'm running the 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9.5105 on Windows 7. I've conjured the simplest code I could think of and it ...
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Problem with Biber citation

I have used biber succesfully, but now I have ran into a problem. My pdf files look like this: This citation is not working (eco_theory_1979). When I typeset this tex file: ...
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Difference between biblatex and biber?

When I execute with biblatex, I have the cite reference :year and author as a single link. See the code below: \documentclass[smallextended]{article} % onecolumn (second format) ...
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Using Biber in Biblatex [duplicate]

(This must be a duplicate, but I cant find this asked anywhere so...) I am trying to make a bibliography in a LaTeX document. Currently I am successfully using a back-end of Bibtex in Biblatex. In ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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How to use DeclareSourcemap to add default value to a field

I would like to use Biber sourcemaps to add a default value to bibliography items' hyphenation field if there isn't any (I want the default hyphenation for bibliography entries be different from the ...
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Print numbered paragraph after title with Biblatex

My question is related with Biber and Biblatex (latest versions). I need to quote the number of a paragraph of an old Christian text which is published within a book printed nowadays. More clearly, ...
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Insert Colon in between (year) and (title) in references list: authoryear style

My code is as follows: I would like to have a : (colon) in between (year) and the (") of the title in references list. i tried using \renewcommand{\labelnamepunct}{\addcolon\space} but it doesn't ...
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footnote + bibliography with texmaker(OSX), biber, bib latex [duplicate]

Problems: footnotes are not filed with info from *.bib instead only the cite key is shown no bibliography shown I use texmaker on iOS with The MacTeX-2014 Distribution. quick build: LaTeX + ...
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BibTex won't run, I cannot see my references at the end of my documents [duplicate]

I'm using miktex 2.9 64-bit and texmaker 4.3. I'm working on a document right now which I have to hand in until Friday. The problem is that the references in my documents don't function and the ...
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Biblatex-biber bug [on hold]

I am victim of the known biblatex-biber bug described here which leads to mass spurious missing citations, resolved only by deletion of the biber cache (dozens of files). Previously it was occasional ...
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biblatex style=apa, undefined control sequence [duplicate]

I want to use the apa style with biblatex and have some troubles. I use pdflatex from Miktex 2.9 (64x) and also downloaded biber and copied it into the bin directory. If I try to compile the ...
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Strange output when citing and in reference list with biber/ biblatex [closed]

when I create (using texlive2014/biber/biblatex/csquotes) a references list or when I simply cite something in the text with commands like this \parencite[cf.][]{Hunt2007} or ...
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biber doesn't seem to be working after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My minimal example: .bib file: @article{hope_policy_1993, title = {Policy analysis of the greenhouse effect: An application of the {PAGE} model}, volume = {21}, issn = {0301-4215}, ...
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Bibliography style DIN 1505 T2

I'm trying to adapt the German bibliography norm DIN 1505 T2. As seen in my minimal example, I almost managed it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Biblatex ibid in lowercase if prenote is present

I've defined my own biblatex style (see MWE) which uses citations in footnotes. I've patched the prenote command, because otherwise biblatex writes the prenote text in lowercase (note: I don't want to ...
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How do I use biblatex with Gummi?

I've spent hours and hours looking through posts and documentation and I still have no idea. The documentation is unending, I just want to know how to actually use it. I use Gummi to edit my .tex ...
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How to replace the second footcite “Author. Title. Year.” by “Ibid”?

I would like to present footcites as follow: Author. Title of the article. Year of the article. [ref] or Ibid. [ref] (for the second times of the same cite) For the first presentation, I ...
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\cite inside bib file

I am using a \cite inside a bib file (ref to an article in a journal but I add: see same paper in 'collected work') Eg: @article{volterra_1887_4, author = {Volterra, Vito}, title = {Sopra le funzioni ...
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Biblatex multiple authors name and initials wrong order

I'm using biblatex for my report and I've run into a small problem. When I have multiple authors in my .bib file my bibliography displays the initials of the authors (after the first) in the wrong ...
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Biblatex doesn't recognise a co-author as the same individual as a sole author

I am using Biblatex with Biber as follows: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp,babel=hyphen,mincrossrefs=3,backend=biber]{biblatex} My problem is that where I have an author (Cummins) who has ...
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Is there a way to just compile contents of a .bib file? [duplicate]

Probably a complete newbie question. When writing with LaTeX I have no problem with my bibliography but of course it only compiles entries that I have cited in my document. I would have all my ...
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Having trouble getting certain refsections to print

I'm putting together a CV and have a section for technical reports, but am having trouble getting this section, and certain other sections, to be included in the output document. \begin{refsection} % ...
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How to map values into a non-empty field using \DeclareSourcemap

For my publication list I want to generate several bibliographies that are automatically disciminated by the publication state. For the publication state I use the pubstate field and by the keywords= ...
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how to find error in bibtex file that biber chokes upon [closed]

How can we trace back to the actual bib file the (most likely formatting) error that makes biber die? The error I get from the biber run is: [1447] Utils.pm:160> ERROR - BibTeX subsystem: ...