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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Weird numbers with defernumbers and refsegment

When using refsegment without defernumbers, I get a warning that I should enable defernumbers. When I enable it, the numbering becomes a mess: Specifically, the numbering of the bibliography starts ...
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Biblatex or Biber bug? [closed]

Yesterday I updated my MikTex 2.9 distribution (Win XP SP3 32 bit) to biblatex 2.1 along with biber 1.1 and some more. (Following packages were updated: biblatex.tar.lzma... ...
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Use bibentry with biblatex

I want to use biblatex (with Biber) to produce my reference list, and I also want to use the bibentry package to print individual citations in the text. However, it seems that I can't do both. In the ...
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TeXcount and biblatex

I have recently switched from BibTeX to the biblatex package (using the Biber back-end) and I can only subscribe what others have already said about its many virtues. This question is not so much ...
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How to include crossrefs in bib files generated by biber --output-format=bibtex

The Question How can I ensure that cross-referenced entries are included in a .bib file generated by biber for a document in case the document does not cite the cross-referenced entries themselves ...
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Biblatex: How can I get the label [BvB60] instead of [BB60] for an article by “Bach and van Beethoven (1760)”?

I'm using the alphabetic style of biblatex as follows: \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, maxcitenames=3, minnames=3, useprefix=true ]{biblatex} In the .bib-file, I have an entry: ...
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Inconsistency with period at the end of bib entry with original date

LaTeX apparently treats the same case with two different outputs. When a bib entry has origdate according to the APA style, the string (Original work published xxx) should be appended at the end of ...
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Refsection and \includeonly warning

I'm using biblatex with a biber backend to create a cumulative bibliography, subdivided by chapter. My (simplified) main file (main.tex) is: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[refsection=chapter, ...
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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Clear fields in biblatex 2.7

I've used the command \AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{month}} to prevent biblatex from printing the month of publication in the bibliography. This has worked fine at least until biblatex version 2.5 and ...
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get emacs to automatically use biber instead of bibtex

I was reading the question titled Customizing emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex. In that question, user @PLK mentions that as of auctex 11.87, auctex should automatically check if you are ...
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Problem running Biblatex with bib file exported from Zotero

I am trying since few days to solve a problem with Biblatex, which can't compile any of my references. I am running TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) with Aquamacs as editor, biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7. All ...
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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography

Is there a way to excluded a citation specified in the text by \fullcite{Doe2013} from the bibliography? (I'm using biblatex+biber.)
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BibLaTeX Biber in TeXnicCenter does not produce bibliography

I recently changed to backend=biber after some problems with encoding in bibtex8 ( Biblatex encoding ). Everything seemed to work fine until I added some references and updated the bibliography file. ...
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Setting up biber as a default biblatex backend in the configuration file

The biblatex release notes recommend to setup backend=biber in biblatex.cfg, however LaTeX refuses to accept this text in biblatex.cfg: \ProvidesFile{biblatex.cfg} ...
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Ignore a bibliography field [e.g. “urldate”] for eliminating of biblatex/biber warnings

I have a large bibliography generated by a reference manager program (Citavi, but it can be anything else). The urldate field of all references is formatted as urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}, which is not ...
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Highlighting particular bibliography entries

I'm trying to create a bibliography in which certain items are highlighted as being more important. Ideally this would put an asterisk at the front of that particular item while leaving the sorting ...
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Using BibTeX keys containing parentheses with Biber

I am trying to move to using biblatex with Biber rather than BibTeX. unfortunately, nearly all of my BibTeX entries have keys that include colons and parentheses. like, @BOOK{Chambers+Hastie:(92), ...
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Problems with defbibentryset sorting

I have been using biber/biblatex for a while now and I was used to define multiple citations with defbibentryset and the subentry option for biblatex. This worked nice but since the last update I have ...
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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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biblatex/biber: using strings macros from one file in multiple refsections

I have a @string definition stored in a file abrv.bib. I would like to combine this abbreviations file with a bib file 'entry.bib' containing an entry to create a list of references for a particular ...
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Setting options on a per-type basis

In the biblatex documentation, under "Entry Options", it says that entry options (like useauthor) can be set on a per type basis. With Biber, this option is also settable on a per-type basis. I ...
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Workaround for reprinted items in bibliography

I am trying to find a way to indicate that a chapter is a reprint (in the following MWE, test1 is a reprint of test2). I had a look at this but I would like a solution that does not require adding ...
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Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex

I'm using biblatex with Biber as a backend. I need to add a one-sentence note, in bold, after a few of my references in the bibliography. These notes are not contained in my .bib file; they are ...
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Missing 'biblatex' package

I'm attempting to create a bibliography using biber, via Tex Live (installed on a Linux Mint 11 machine). My source .bib file is: @article{simon06, author = {Simon, E. and Flaschker, N. and ...
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How export LaTeX to OpenDocument format with Biblatex references

I am trying to export a LaTeX document to OpenDocument (.odt) format. This operation is requested by some publishers which do not know how to handle LaTeX files. I can't find a way of exporting ...
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Citations with same first author and date with apa style: no letter generated

I use the package biblatex with biber to generate my bibliography. I have some references with the same first author and the same year but no letter is inserted to make the distinction possible. I saw ...
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Problem getting biber/biblatex/XeLaTeX/TeXworks working together

OK, here my situation: I'm writing a paper for my class, and I want to include a bilingual bibliography since some of my sources are in Korean and I want the bibliography to show the original Korean ...
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Using biber with gedit + rubber

I've been having a lot of problems trying to switch to biblatex with biber from bibtex, and after a few problems solved I'm at loss. The situation now: biblatex works when not using biber as a ...
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Are there widely used alternatives to BibTeX that define their own file format?

For the institute I work at, we plan to automatically generate bibliography entries for widely used reference managment systems. In another question, someone said that I shouldn't bother with BibTeX ...
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Biber gives “I found no \citation commands”. Is there a solution ? [duplicate]

Help me, please, to fix the work of biber. When I put in biblatex options backend=biber then during the compilation I get: This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2010) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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How to suppress certain .bib fields (e.g. year) only for certain entry types (e.g. inproceedings)

How can I suppress the year from appearing in the bibliography for entries of type @inproceedings? In my specific case the year is implied in the booktitle (e.g. FOCS '09) so it is redundant when I ...
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How to make LaTeXmk work with XeLaTeX and biber

I'm trying to make latexmk works with XeLaTeX and biber for my thesis. The document will have many cross references. What settings do I need to ensure it works correctly? My current settings for ...
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Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex

Today I detected that biblatex, biber or whatever is responsible for citations and bibliography does not work correctly on my tex-files. I can think of two reasons for it: Maybe my engine-file (I am ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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What's the relation between NbibTeX and biblatex/biber?

Both projects want to replace BibTeX in a way but with different goals. Searching for both search terms at the same time is a rather frustrating experience. Is there any mutual recognition at all? Can ...
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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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Setting up WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX to run biblatex and biber

There should be a simple solution to the following problem, but I have failed to find one. I have a fresh installation of WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX 2.9. I usually use SumatraPDF for preview, using ...
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How to cite the title AND the year in the same command?

I would like to cite an article by its title and its date (the date should be inside parenthesis). For now, I have to use two commands: \citetitle{key} \parencite*{key} which produces (with ...
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How to sort a .bib file with biber?

I try to use biber (version 2.1) tool mode (--tool) to sort my .bib file using the standard sorting configuration in the manual, but no matter what I do and no matter how I tweak the sorting ...
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Different editor for collection and maintitle

BibLaTeX/biber seems to be unable to handle the following case: A @Collection is part of another series-like collection (series has already been used), for which I use maintitle (series has already ...
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AVG: Biber listed as a trojan in TexLive 2014?

A few days ago I installed TexLive 2014 on Windows. I just compiled a document today to test it and Biber is recognized as a Trojan Horse by AVG Free. The message says: BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX. From ...
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Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1

Under biber 2.1 my biblatex produces input encoding errors. The same procedures worked smoothly under biblatex 2.9a/biber 1.9, now that I upgraded to biblatex 3.0/biber 2.1 I get the following message ...
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Bibtex not running after upgrading Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I'm having problems with my latex installation on Ubuntu 13.10. Have been using it successfully for a while on Ubuntu 13.04, after I updated bibtex doesn't seem to work. The error I get is: This is ...
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biblatex-apa: Author's first name is repeated in brackets

I am using the biblatex-apa package together with the latest biber and biblatex versions (... I think). The issue is, that sometimes the author's first name, or its abbreviation, is repeated in square ...
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How to move the note field out and away from the main reference using biblatex?

I'm using biblatex to created a list of publications in an academic CV. I'd like to list my publications and outline my contribution to each publication after each listed publication. My current idea ...
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Biber writes incorrect unicode encoding of \'\i

Biber seems to be writing some strange unicode characters when reading bib entries where the accented character í has been entered as \'\i. This causes compilation to break when using pdflatex (and ...
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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

Update: Since summer 2015 Biber is also available trough the repositories for 64-bit MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually, it can be installed via the package Manager. I am using MikTex ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...