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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Biber 2.4, microtype, and special characters

I just performed an update of all packages in my texlive distribution (2015) and now I'm having trouble combining biber+biblatex with the microtype package. The error seems to arise only when using ...
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(full)footcite with brackets [duplicate]

Is there a way to \footcite{key} or \fullfootcite{key} such that in the text there are no upper index numbers but numbers enclosed in brackets? Correspondingly, the footnote citation should ...
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How to sort entries in a .bib file with biber

My question is similar to How to sort a .bib file with biber? I have a .bib file which is generated by Mendeley. Because it is generated, the entries are not formatted nor ordered. Also the order ...
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Sharelatex: Suddenly .bib files not found anymore [closed]

I have an issue regarding sharelatex and biber. Compiling it including all references has worked fine until last night, now that I opened it today I get amongst others: Empty bibliography on input ...
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biber stops during compilation, results in empty bbl file [closed]

I want to use lualatex and biber with the help of MiKTeX on Windows 8.1. Following is a MWE (test.bib) : \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Reference [0] with defernumbers=true [duplicate]

I'm encountering problems with biblatex (Biber as backend). When defernumbers=true is specified references show all as [0] (style=numeric-comp) both in the text and in the numbering of the ...
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BibLaTex, Biber and Lyx: how to resolve \bibliographystyle error?

I want to learn to use biper and biblatex in Lyx. This is how I would do it in LaTeX traditionally with biblatex and biber \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside,pdftex]{report} ...
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Using biber with texify

I am unable to compile a document using texify and biber. The author of http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/78060/100410 mentioned there are issues in doing so. Does anybody know why? I am aware of arara ...
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New versions of biblatex & biber - any changes to subfile commands? [duplicate]

After updating Biber and Biblatex to the latest versions with Tex Live Utility (Mac OS) LaTEX no longer produced any bibliography output. This was likely due to the name formatting changes in Biblatex ...
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Smallcaps in text and author index with biblatex 3.4 and biber 2.4 [duplicate]

After updating my TeXLive 2015 recently, now including Biber 2.4 and Biblatex 3.4, I'm unable to get smallcaps for authors' names in text, footnotes and in the authors' index. When I revert to Biber ...
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Only reference key appears when using biblatex [duplicate]

I'm trying to include the references directly into the main file. The problem is that citations are undefined and only the reference key will appear. \RequirePackage{filecontents} ...
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Entries from JabRef do not show up in Lyx bibliography [on hold]

There are no error messages when viewing the pdf. Adding references from the JabRef-bib files works. The problem is, those references do not have the selected citation style (author,year) but are ...
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controlling indentation with biblatex alphabetic style

I have the following minimal code using biblatex: test.tex \documentclass[twoside,twocolumn,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Can I use biblatex to produce processed tex file for use with pandoc?

I'm using biblatex (actually biblatex-chicago) with biber to process citations in an academic paper. Unfortunately I need to provide a Word file for a stage in the editorial process. I know that ...
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How to switch from biblatex+biber to natbib+bibtex?

Context I use the biblatex package coupled with biber (see terminology disambiguation) for my personal writings. I want to submit a paper using a template requiring the natbib package — hence the ...
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Unicode char' (U+301) --> References do not update

I have a problem within ShareLaTex. I get the following error message: Unicode char' (U+301) I received it after adding references to my bib file. U+301 seems to refer to ~ signs or accents. That ...
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How to make bibtex CUSTOMA entries look exactly like ARTICLE?

I have one entry in my bibfile which I made of type CUSTOMA (it could be any of customa to customf). I did this so that it does not show in the reference list created with ...
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TeXShop not invoking biber with XeLaTeX [duplicate]

I installed current MacTeX version (20150613) and then updated TeXShop to most recent version, Version 3.61. In the BibTeX engine setting, I wrote biber, and in the document I additionally have: ...
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Biber needing root access? [duplicate]

I've been using Biber with TexShop in my Macbook Pro for a while and I've never had problems with it. However, today I tried to complied a document with the bibliography macro on TexShop and I got ...
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no .bbl is generated - TexStudio [duplicate]

I have a problem with my bibliography. I have looked around for a solution but with no success. I think it is a problem when I compile my bibliography. The citations does not work and I can't print ...
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Biblatex: Appearance of alphastyle label depending on number of authors

Depending on the number of authors of a publication, I would like to get labels used by the "bibstyle=alphabetic" option and inline-citations to look like this: One author -> [Doe 2016] Two authors ...
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Undefined control sequence due to \printbibliography [closed]

I am currently writing my master's thesis using TeX Live and Texmaker and have suddenly run into an "undefined control sequence" that points to the line ...
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Failing to compile my Biblatex bibliography [duplicate]

As I wrote in the title, I'm trying without success to compile the bibliography of my thesis. I'm using the package Biblatex. I know that there are other questions about the same topic, but I couldn't ...
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Having problem with Latex Citations A,b,c after the year [duplicate]

how can i manage my sources that its not like this? I dont want to have the a,b,c,d,e after the year of the source i use. I use Mendeley and biber. Hope you can help me!
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biblatex problem with two bibliography sorted differently

I have a complex document which contains a lot of citations. At the end of the document, the cited papers are printed using several bibliographies that are sorted differently (some by years, other by ...
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Accents in Biber problem with “í”

I read the posts about adding accents in Biber this way: \{'a} but this is not working with the letter i. What can I do?
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Two or three letter initials in bibliography with Biblatex

In my bibliography, I need to abreviate first names keeping digraphs and trigraphs. John should be abreviated as J. Clare should be abreviated as Cl. Charles should be abreviated as Ch. Christine ...
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“Internet Reference” bibliography style for SAE papers using biblatex/biber

Despite my lack of LaTeX skills, with the help of the forum, I have been making good progress on developing an updated SAE class for writing SAE papers with LaTeX. Next up: Properly formatting ...
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Texmaker not compiling references

I am using Texmaker and Miktex, and having issues to compile the references. In my latex file: \usepackage[% backend=biber,% style=numeric,% sorting=none,% ]{biblatex} I am using quick build: ...
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I found no \citation \bibdata \bibstyle commands in error in TexMaker or Biblatex

Well, this actually is an answer... I had this problem recently on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and it got me a little bit irritated, so I'm posting this answer; I saw similar questions but not with these ...
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Safe and parsimonious creation of customised (non-comp) textual citation commands when using authoryear-comp

I've been trying to create custom variants of Biblatex's \textcite, \textcites, \Textcite and \Textcites commands. Although I have managed to come up with some code which appears to more-or-less work, ...
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Malformed bcf file not recreated by latexmk after error

I'm using latexmk with pdflatex to compile my thesis, with biblatex for references and biber as backend. It compiles fine and creates correct PDF output. If a change to the source files introduces an ...
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auto generate citation list for specific author

I'm currently putting together a CV and I am looking for a way to automate the process. I have a central bibtex database that stores 500+ entries, and I want to automatically import and create a ...
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Issues with biber [duplicate]

I am having issues with compiling my bibliography. I am on a mac. INFO - This is Biber 2.1 INFO - Logfile is 'intro.blg' read_file ...
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BibLatex: Entry in ToC either displays wrong page or links to wrong page

In the following MWE, the Bibliography entry in the ToC links to page 3 instead of page 5, where the Bibliography is. If I first \printbibliography and then \addcontentsline, then the entry in the ...
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Errors but correct pdf | Biblatex with Biber, Glossaries and Babel [closed]

I'm tring to use Biber and Glossaries also with different languages in a document. Actually everything is working well but it outputs some errors which are more warnings because the correct PDF is ...
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bibliography of bookinbook — the missing author

Try the following MWE: %!TEX TS-program = lualatexmk \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authortitle-comp,abbreviate=false]{biblatex} ...
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All of a sudden Biber stops compiling my .bib file [closed]

I am running Winedt 9, Biblatex and Biber, and all of a sudden Biber will not compile my bibliography file. It's the strangest thing, everything was working perfectly and then all of a sudden I get 77 ...
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Biblatex, Bibliography, and \bibnamedash for treatises published in/as articles

Usually the texts of historical authors (e.g. Aristotle, Plato) are published as books. So, the BibLaTeX-entry would be book with the various fields for editor, introduction, translator, etc. used ...
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Biblatex replace title with alternate field

Question: I would like to replace the biblatex+biber title when a .bib entry does not contain a title. For example, if I have the entry: @article{key123, author = {Name AA and Name BB}, title = ...
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Citing from an Encyclopedia with sub voce

I would like to cite from an encyclopedia. My advisor would like me to use s.v. (see 1. example here: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._v. ). I am currently using @incollection but adding s.v. to the ...
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Citing in Texstudio gives jibberish symbols in autocomplete citation commands

When I cite in Texstudio, the bibtex keys appear as jibberish and renders unusable in the autocomplete command in TexStudio, see attached figure. My .bib and .tex files are encoded in UTF-8 according ...
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Use alias with booktitle in biber

I have several different works that are part of a single collection with a very long name, e.g., @incollection{item1, title={Some article}, booktitle={Very Long Collection of Obscure Conference ...
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Biblatex remakes bcf and bbl files despite no change to bib files

Any change to my project tex files, even those that do not involve bib files or citations, result in biblatex recompiling the bcf and bbl files. How to prevent this behavior in order to save time ...
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Citing inline “AuthorYear” and “Title - Journal Name” in footnotes

This question is most similar to Citing Author inline and Year in footnotes. However, the respondents placed considerable effort in customizing the behavior of Year. I want to preserve the default ...
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How to use vancouver citation style with biber/biblatex?

i know how to use the vancouver citation style with bibtex, but i use biber in my project, but i don't know how to use the vancouver citation style there? i configured my tex file like this and added ...
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Biber and Perl bug: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex

I'm trying to run Biber. However, I get this error in the log file: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/\\ding{ <-- HERE ...
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Bib label in alphabetic style but with full 4-digit year

Consider the following bibliography example using alphabetic style, maxalphanames = 1 and deactivated + in case of multiple authors: How can achieve a complete 4-digit year in the label? So in ...
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Authors print customization in biblatex, package Biblatex-GOST

I use gost-numeric style in xelatex-biblatex-biber. I need changes concerning authors at least in @book and @article types but also it wil be good to see them in all types. When authors are 4 or more ...
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Biber does not start

I'm working on a portable version of MikTeX and TeXstudio. When I try to run Biber, the following error occurs: ..\MikTeX\miktex\bin\biber.exe: extraction of ...