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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ordered citation in text with \autocite{} by date [duplicate]

I hadn't take care about citation order in my phd. I have used \autocite{} as well as \textcite{}. Now I would like to do this job automaticaly... and order by date. It's possible in a less tricky way ...
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used biber for compiling - but receive bibTeX .blg file? [on hold]

I want to include a bibliography (biblatex) into my text - I compile with biber, but receive an BibTeX log file, which honestly doesn't make sense for me. I use the newest versions of kile and ...
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BibLaTeX preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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Biblatex/Biber not resolving citation if more than 3 authors cited [duplicate]

I'm using Biblatex and biber for my citation needs, but I have the problem, that one citation remains undefined, if I cite more than 3 authors, with 3 it shows up, with more than that it is undefined! ...
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Biblatex + Biber: missing .bcf file [duplicate]

I'm trying for hours to solve the following problem after having set up my Biblatex and Biber. I'm running a freshly installed TexLive, Texmaker and Biber version on Ubuntu 14.04. Given the ...
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Best practice for biblatex, biber, utf8 files

I use biblatex and biber. I used to use bibtex. So, when I first started writing .bib files I would have entries like this: @article{descartes, Author = {Descartes, Ren{\'{e}}} Title = ...
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BibLaTeX and Textmate [duplicate]

I can't get the BibLaTeX Package to work. When I run the 'create bibiliography'-command from TextMate I get the following error Message INFO - This is Biber 1.9 Command bibtex exited with status 2 ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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Why are BibTeX and friends separate programs?

Let us compare two tasks that would appear quite similar, at least to my untrained eye: Managing a table of contents and creating a bibliography. In both cases, it involves creating separate files ...
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Chicago-style citations of CJK documents #2

I'm regularly citing East Asian material in styles similar to HJAS (but sometimes in the author-date style). This has been possible thanks to the ingenious solution offered in Chicago-style citations ...
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Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? [closed]

Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? Seems that this is a longstanding issue, but I have not discovered any reliable resolution. In this mwe I get errors (i'm summarizing) like undefined refs ...
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How to create a remotely accessible, centralized .bib bibliography?

I would like to create a remotely accessible, centralized .bib bibliography on GitHub that I can use in my .Rnw and .tex files in various directories. It would also make it easier to collaborate and ...
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Biblatex merging entries together

I'm using biblatex with biber to write a CV. In my bibliography, biblatex seems to merge all the entries into one. I cannot understand why. I found quite a few questions on TeX.SX where users ...
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ISO Date format with Biblatex/Biber?

I'm using biblatex/biber with the biblatex-chem package to make a list of citations for group meeting. This works quite well, but I wanted to add a recent C&EN article to it, since it is quite ...
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biber producing weird error [duplicate]

When running biber I get this error. Anybody knows what causes this? INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Logfile is 'root.tex.blg' read_file ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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BibLateX/biber, maxbibnames with style=apa?

I'm trying to make a citation to an IPCC technical summary and want to include all authors in the bibliography entry. I also want to use APA-style citations for the paper. These two settings seem to ...
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How to make biber 1.9 also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from bibtex to biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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biblatex/biber: removing a comma between reference and postnote argument

I'm using biblatex/biber for some months and I'm quite happy with it. But I'm facing a little problem, for which I can't find a solution. Even if the postnote argument is not a page number, ...
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Is it possible to allow linebreaks in the ISBN number of (auto-generated) bibliography files?

I hope it's not a duplicate but I was not able to find a solution. I generate my *.bib file using Citavi. The problem is, that if the ISBN number is near the end of the line it generates overfull ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...
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biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong?

I switched my .bib files to UTF-8 encoding and want to use biber for creating my bibliography (up to now I used bibtex). Currently, I do not get a bibliography for my thesis in the pdf, so I'm trying ...
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Biblatex footnotes to margin

Is there a way to (robustly) push biblatex footnote citations to the margin? I tried \usepackage{sidenotes} \renewcommand*{\footnote}[1]{\sidenote{#1}} but I get sometimes ugly effects as shown ...
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Multi-line (wrapped text) in bibliography labels using shorthand for CV

In my CV, I want to create a list of my publications. I managed to change the label of each entry to be the name of the conference using the shorthand field. However, for certain publications, there ...
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Biber 1.9, working with Biblatex 2.9a on Yosemite, suddenly not producing .bbl file [duplicate]

Out of the blue, I'm getting this error for all my .tex files with citations (even those which ran smoothly just a couple of days ago). I typeset them on another MacBook with the same distribution and ...
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How to use two different languages in the same bibliography with biblatex? [duplicate]

Is it possible to mix two different languages in the same bibliography made with Biblalex? I would like to get this output: Instead of this: I have tried using langid field, but it localizes only ...
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Footcite only with surname [duplicate]

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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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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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 [closed]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...