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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Change biblatex style locally in refsection

In the thesis that I am writing, I use biblatex with biber as the backend to print a list of references after each chapter and a global bibliography at the end. In the beginning of the document I need ...
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\DeclareSourcemap filter by \perrefsection

Is it possible to filter within a DeclareSourceMap a specific refsection, just like the filename? I would like to use the same bib-file in two refsection. While the first refsection contains the "...
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XeLaTeX + biber cannot handle umlauts and ć in bibliography

This is a minimum working example of my original document. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{bib.bib} @article{luka, author = {Luka Modri\'{c}}, journal = {Euro}, pages = {1--...
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biblatex long name in editor field

Using biblatex and biber, those entries : @book{LEGONIDEC1847, author = {Le Gonidec, Jean-François}, title = {Dictionnaire Français-Breton, enrichi d'additions et d'un Essai sur l'Histoire de la ...
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Subfile and biber: citation output not updating with a category but otherwise fine

I have a "master file" called subfile_biber.tex, as follows: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{subfiles} \usepackage[backend=biber, ...
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Biber breaks bibliography when citing mulitple references crossref'ing same entry

I'm using xetex to build my TeX file and just migrated from BibTeX to BibLaTeX / biber to get support for @online-references asf. I like biber, however it seems to break my bibliography, because ...
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getting started with Texmaker biblatex and biber

i try to create a simple tex document which uses \cite. my problem is not the document itself, but the software to get properly set up. i am using ubuntu mate 16.04 LTS i installed texmaker 4.5 - ...
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\bbl@main@language error in biblatex

Here is a simple document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[% backend = biber, bibstyle = biblatex-sp-unified, ]{biblatex} \addbibresource{test.bib} \begin{document} \cite{test} \...
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Citations not working properly while using biblatex-chicago [duplicate]

Biblatex-chicago package doesn't work properly. I have main file main.tex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[% authordate,% maxcitenames=2,% backend=biber,% ]{biblatex-chicago} \addbibresource{refs....
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Biber: Filter bibliography with existing keywords by author name

A bibliography having entries from a specific author only should be created using biber's sourcemap feature. Answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/65145/99345 shows how to do it with adding a certain ...
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Consistent punctuation with custom cite command

I am using the solution from Is it possible to fine-tune the citation positions in Tufte-BibLaTeX combination? which works nearly perfect. However the punctuation at the end of the citation is not ...
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Texstudio won't compile any document any longer [closed]

What could be the reason that Texstudio doesn't compile my documents anymore? All I get is the error Could not start the command: ***.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "main".tex with *** ...
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Biblatex: Don't show n.d. when no year is given

I am using biblatex/biber with several bibliographies for my book, and the misc-type, which is also a single bibliography (as a chapter), for legal documents. These documents often do not have a ...
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“Missing \begin{document}” error when compiling bib file (Biber)

I'm getting a "missing \begin{document}" error when trying to compile the following .bib file (using the F6 key in TeXstudio): @Online{tagstore, author = {Karl Voit}, title = {tagstore --- ...
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Bibliography does not work with beamer. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to use bibliography in a beamer document. I have tried in many ways and does not work at all. Here is an example of the document \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[backend=...
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Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex produces error

Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex with Sorting citations using \cites command in biblatex worked fine but doesn't work anymore with TexLive 2016. Error produced with the minimal ...
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Biblatex: Change \printbibliography[title={}] header output from uppercase to lowercase

I am using the \printbibliography[title={Legal Documents}] command of biblatex with a biber backend in order to created several subchapters within my bibliography chapters. However, the output header/...
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How do I properly implement Biblatex with the Biber backend in Texmaker? [closed]

I believe I have everything configured correctly (having looked at other questions). I have replaced bibtex % with biber % in the Commands and I have selected PdfLaTex + Bib(la)tex + PdfLaTex (x2) + ...
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Bibliography won't compile (with biblatex package) [closed]

When editing bib file I faced a problem, which seems to be connected to either biblatex package or biber or their compatibility. Before I made some changes in one of the fields (I think it was a “...
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biber command not working in texmaker [duplicate]

In spite of changing in the configuration from bibtex to biber and in the user command entering a command option of biber, biber does not work. the message I get is Could not start command "book":...
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@MastersThesis{} entry results in “MA thesis” output instead of “Master's thesis” with biblatex

I use biber and biblatex for my citations. Strangely, if I use the @MastersThesis{} entry, it doesn't output [96] Firstname Lastname. “Title goes here”. Master’s thesis. University of the South ...
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Bibtex/Biber: how to cite an author using Ethiopian conventions?

In Ethiopian naming conventions, a person has a given name followed by their father's given name and their grandfather's given name. The person will generally be addressed by their own given name, ...
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Getting biblatex-chicago to include year when citing something included in a book

Writing something where I need to cite a lot of letters and such from a book. I'd like to have the year these things were first published/written included, but the only way I've been able to get it to ...
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Downgrade biblatex and biber (due to change to name formats in biblatex 3.3)

I use the droit-fr class but it doesn't work anymore after the changes made to name formats in biblatex 3.3. I'll contact the developer, but the update is not trivial. In the meantime, what would be ...
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Biblatex 3.3 name formatting, just year shown

I tryed to adapt my bibmacros to the new version of Biblatex but now when I use them, just the year is shown in my citation. My bibmacro looks like this: \newbibmacro{name:normalfall}{% Normalfall: ...
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Apa style biblatex, file for my language doesn't exist [duplicate]

I want to use apa style within my bibliography but the file for my language doesn't exist. What are the steps I should do to create it? I'm using biblatex. Here's the code: \usepackage[portuguese]{...
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How to create a “running” (= non-list) bibliography? [duplicate]

I want to create a "running" bibliography. That means that each entry do not start at a new line after a carriage return, but is simply separated from the previous one with a symbol I want to chose (e....
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Only one specific character missing when compiling with biber and xelatex

I'm having trouble showing proper reference list - one letter just does not appear. I googled possible solutions, and updated the fonts, packages, but still can't resolve this. Here's MWE: \...
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Using \c{e} and other special characters in .bib files with pdflatex+biblatex+biber: How to avoid Package inputenc Error?

I use Mendeley to manage my bibliography and have it automatically update .bib files. Unfortunately, this often leads to the "Package inputenc Error" when compiling. I narrowed my problem down to ...
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Error output in biblatex

I want to use biblatex, but I have errors in the output. I wonder if it's a software problem for typesetting, or maybe the incompatibility of biber and biblatex. I'm using TeXpad in Mac OS X. This ...
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Biber working with style=nature but error with style=chem-acs [closed]

I'm having troubles with the following .tex file. Using style=nature gives me no errors, using style=chem-acs or science does not work and gives me a bazillion errors (see below). I run pdfLaTeX, ...
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How to fix long URL line-breaks in Bibliography - raggedright

I would like long URLs in Bibliography to be ragged-right (left aligned) and start on a new line if longer than one line. There should be no way there is https: alone or after text at the end of line ...
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How to update BibLatex and biber manually on Windows?

How can I update my bibLatex and biber on my Windows 7. I currently have biber 2.3 and biblatex 3.0 I have a file called "thesis.tex" and a reference file called "ThesisRef.bib" I am using the ...
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Equivalent of \iffieldundef under \DeclareSourcemap command

I use \DeclareSourcemap command to fix a whole bunch of things that get rendered in an undesirable manner. For instance, I use it to suppress the month of publication if an article has been published ...
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Making Biber talking (verbose) [duplicate]

I have problems with biber (Version 2.4 and 2.5). The error messages are, however, not very instructive. I would urgently like to know whether there is an option to have biber giving more info, e.g. ...
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Trouble with biber and biblatex in Texmaker with MikTeX

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to write a thesis with Turabian formatting, specifically using biblatex-chicago. I downloaded 32-bit MikTeX and TexMaker but for the life of me I can't get citations to ...
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Parsing Underscores in URLs from Mendeley

Introduction Mendeley's desktop software has the ability to export the references to a bibtex compatible file for use in TeX based documents. However when exporting, Mendeley escapes all special ...
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Biblatex/biber, citing website with “updated” tag

what is the correct way to cite a website that has published date, but also a updated date? Example: https://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html @online{PGP, author = {Philip R. ...
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Biber not stable, sometimes running amok

Since a couple of days I encounter frequent crashes with biber. While sometimes it runs flawlessly, other times it blocks the compiling with these errors: Interestingly in the last trial with latexml ...
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Referencing a .bib file in a subfile [duplicate]

I want to cite references within a subfile and have the subfile correctly compile, but I seem not to be able to access my .bib from the subfiles, since it always gives me an error message when I try ...
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BibLaTeX: combine reading and number citestyle

i am using BibLaTeX in my current paper. My usepackage looks like this: \usepackage[citestyle=reading]{biblatex} With this, cites created like this \cite{Influx_Download} will get me the ...
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Problems with Biber/BibLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

For reference, I'm using MiKTeX 2.9, 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit. However, I tried this with the 64-bit version of MiKTeX and got an identical problem. When trying to compile the following code: \...
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Changed Biber/Biblatex citation styles, changed back, now citation keys instead of citations are displayed

I am attempting to create an APA citation of the format (Rubinstein, 1994, p. 773). The instructions I found online say to use: \parencite[p.~773]{Rubinstein1994}, with the following set-up: ...
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Error: Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \mathplus

i am new to LaTeX and i have a problem. This is my tex file: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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Biblatex and Biber in a subfile

I have a problem with compiling a subfile with bibliography entries in it. My setup is a follows: My directory structure is: main.tex/chap/chapter1/subfile.tex Now, my main.tex has the following ...
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Biber stops with no warning [closed]

After update, biber (version 2.1 now) stopped without giving anything after the "INFO - Decoding LaTeX character macros into UTF-8". The same file was compiling before. System is Ubuntu 15.10.
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How to use unicode in URL in biblatex using xelatex?

Here's an example document: \documentclass[a4paper]{extreport} \usepackage[style=gost-numeric,defernumbers]{biblatex} \addbibresource{t.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{...
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How can I install biber 2.4 manually from CTAN?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate and the repository version of biber is 2.3, so it's not compatible with some TeX Live 2015 packages. I want to install 2.4 from CTAN. Could anybody help me?
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Biblatex - Citation order different from Reference order

I am using biblatex with biber option. Is there a way to use the ieee style with citation being number in brackets, ordered by order of appearance but to have the references displayed with \...
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How to fix biblatex warning about deprecated option

When I compile my document using latexmk main.tex I get the following warning Package biblatex Warning: 'firstinits' option is deprecated, use 'giveninits' instead. How do I get rid of this? I'...