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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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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

(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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With Biblatex, how to have shorthands put into the main bibliography?

Using Biblatex (and Biber), I would like to have shorthands listed in the main bibliography produced by \printbibliography, and not in a separate list of abbreviations. See, for example, how in the ...
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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

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

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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Problem installing biber - dll error followed by can't load warning in TexMaker

I am using a 64bit win7 pc and since days I am trying to install biber without succes I downloaded the latest version and when clicking on biber.exe I first got several warnings of missing.dll files. ...
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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: ...
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Year missing in citation with biblatex and chicago-authordate style

I am using Texmaker 4.0.2 to compile a document with citations and I need them in the chicago-authordate style. When I compile the document and look at the pdf, the in-text citations are there, but ...
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How to modify Bibtex URL tags in Latex?

I want to cut the URL tags defined in a Bibtex file. For example I want to crop the prefix "mailto:" so that it won't be shown. But the hyperlink still has to contain it. The following command does ...
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Biblatex. Verbose. Redundant information & styles

I will use several chapters of some @incollection with biblatex (biber) and I'm trying to avoid redundant information. I followed the instructions given by Paul Stanley to this answer, but I faced ...
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How to cite tweets?

Is there a smart way to cite tweets? I'm using the Chicago Manual of Style, and all they say is this, which is not really a guide, yet. Ideally, you'd be able to have a macro where you just put the ...
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biber - warning about non-ascii characters

Biber gives me the following warning: WARN - The entry 'csorgo__sandor:10' has characters which cannot be encoded in 'ascii'. Recoding problematic characters into macros. Is this anything to worry ...
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Remote bibliography

Does someone know if it is possible to load a bibliography file located in Google Drive? For instance, I would like to use ...
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Biber not recognized on Windows 7 64-bit after installing it into the localtexmf tree

I downloaded the texmf tree containing biber.exe from miktex-biber-bin.tar.lzma Then I created a tree c:\localtexmf and put the tpm, miktex, doc folders there. I added c:\localtexmf to the %path% ...
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biber-Double month entry in greek bibitem

I am creating the bibliography using pdflatex, biber and utf8 encoding. The problem is that the field month is displayed twice in the greek entries as the red rectangle shows in the next figure Any ...
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Format of author and collaboration

I'm using biblatex + biber to produce my bibliography. Right now I'm using the following code to include a collaboration field into my bib. \DeclareSourcemap{ \maps[datatype=bibtex,overwrite=true]{ ...
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biber, why does my MWE not work? [duplicate]

Please help me, I have no idea why this MWE does not work. I am using the TeXnicCenter. I get the error message: Citation 'author2000' on page 1 undefined on input line 29. \listfiles ...
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xelatex-biber in Sublime Text 3

I am new to LaTeX, using MacTeX 2014, biblatex 2.9/Biber 0.9. In need to create a custom build that includes xelatex-biber-xelatex in Sublime Text 3. Comments below from @cfr and @egreg helped me to ...
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Missing $ inserted - referring to bibliography?

I'm getting ! Missing $ inserted.<inserted text>$ ...y[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] The respective line is \printbibliography[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] Is there ...
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What is wrong with these refs according to Biber?

the compilation failed with some issue reported by biber (see below) which is part of the dissertation file: Snippet of log file ... Package biblatex Warning: Biber reported the following issues ...
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Biblatex using shorthands and numeric style - label sizes

Current situation: I'm required to cite "normative" documents (read: standards and manuals) separately from articles and books etc. Using biblatex and biber with the numeric style I'm doing that by ...
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Biber exits with code 25 but no error message

Biber 1.8 has mysteriously stopped working for me: % biber --trace mytest || echo "Failed with code $?" INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'mytest.blg' INFO - Reading 'mytest.bcf' INFO - ...
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utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility

I have a problem using utopia fonts with xltxtra and biber when using non-ascii characters. The problem disappears if using computer-modern (off-shelf LaTeX) or bibtex instead of biber. Here's an ...
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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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Beamer - rounded corners around blocks and footnotes

My aim is to get rounded corners without shadow ergo I used the following command \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded][shadow=false] but it seems like that this option affects the footnotes as well, ...
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Biblatex/Biber problems with Texlive 2014 (no problems 2013) [closed]

I have a TEX file which works OK with Texlive 2013 but is no longer working on 2014 (using OSX). It gives no error in the 2014 edition, but it does not produce the expected output. Here is a minimal ...
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bibtex file exported by Zotero contains bad character

I use biblatex with biber. My bibliography is automatically exported by Zotero. My editor is texmaker on debian. Unfortunately characters are included into the bib file latex is unable to decode. I ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers. ...
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Biber locale does not match system language nor biblatex language

Suppose I have a file like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,language=british]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibliography.bib} \begin{filecontents}{bibliography.bib} ...
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Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber

Today I unexpectedly received the dreaded character not set up for use with LaTeX from inputenc. In this case, I was also pretty sure the error came from a .bib file. However, I grepped everything in ...
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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex

I have seen they're is a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it ! I have (on a fedora 20 with texlive-full) biber 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora package ...