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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biblatex multiple sourcemap : add field to entry

I am trying to add a field to biblatex entries in the texfile. I am currently not able to apply a rule to one entry then apply it other rules to other entries. I defined a command to add a field. ...
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Ignore specific URL fields in biber?

I am using Biber for my literature. Usually the URL should be printed out but some entries have "ugly" URLs like "http://dx.doi.org/..." etc. Is it possible to not print the URL if the URL field ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) bibliographies with biblatex, biber and polyglossia

I would like to update my bibtex file in a way that allows me to create multilingual bibliographies. Since I publish in English and Japanese, I will need this to work in a way that: In an English ...
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Building bibliography out-of-source: couldn't open `blx.bib`

My Makefile: MK=lualatex -output-directory=$(TARGET) TEX_FILE=report TARGET=./target $(TEX_FILE): $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex bibtex $(TARGET)/$(TEX_FILE) $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex ...
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Changing citation style using biber

I have two problems regarding the citation style, see example. At first, the citation should be without the title of the work for space sparing reasons. Second, the volume.number (Month Year) ...
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Biblatex: escaped underscore in bib file prints as %5c in bibliography?

My reference manager escapes all underscores in URLs. I thought that was OK until I noticed it prints %5c in front of all URL underscores. How can I avoid this while still having the escaped ...
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biblatex: extrayear only if full date is equal?

I have a bunch of bib entries of the same author which are labeled by the full date. The problem is that some of them have the same date and so need an extrayear label. But extrayear works by year not ...
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Biber failed to identify author name with “-”

When the author name with "-", biber tends to generate dummy characters around the name. For example, one input in bib file as the following. @article{Baker, author = {Baker, F.B. and Al‐Karni, A}, ...
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Biblatex/biber does not work [closed]

I am so sure it is just a minor problem, yet I try to solve it since days without any progress, so I would be glad for any help: I recently switched to biblatex - and my document fails to produce a ...
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Cite Command with a Customised Field for Biblatex

I am writing a PhD and my mentor wants me to use a specific short form of citation in the footnotes and long one in the bibliography at the end of the work. So basically I need to have three short ...
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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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Biber problem with a bib file exported by Mendeley [closed]

I was trying biblatex/biber in TexWorks. The LaTeX and bib file works when I use biblatex but failed to compile when I use biber. Here are my LaTeX file and the bib file. The last entry in the bib ...
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How to use different fonts in footnotes and bibliography / special old hebrew

Im using for old hebrew and old greek text special fonts with fontspec. How can i use this also in the footnotes and in den bibilography? There are only single hebrew words in 3 of the booktitle. Im ...
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RStudio and biber [duplicate]

Can someone please help me get the code below to work but by running biber, not bibtex? I have a biblatex style (nejm) that only works with biber. I'm currently running RStudio 0.98.501 and this is ...
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latexdiff: changes in bibliography with BibLaTeX and Biber

latexdiff is able to highlight differences in the bibliography when the content of the bbl generated by BibTeX is included in the document. I've been trying to unsuccessfully do the same with ...
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Conditionally Hiding Parts of Bibtex Fields Depending on Language Field Value

I would like to create a document with a bibliography using XeLaTeX with Biber. In the bibliography, there are Chinese books and articles, as well as English or German ones. Some of the authors have ...
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Biblatex, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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Several strings in one biblatex-field — multiple references

As I understand it, biblatex-fields as eprint and related accept one and only string/key, though I want them to refer to two or more items/addresses. To give an example which might make it clear what ...
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Automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewriting

I search a solution to automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewritting. For example, i have a biblatex entry into library.lib with local pdf url like this : ...
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Setting up TeXlipse with biblatex

EDITED I'm trying to get biblatex to work in TeXlipse. My current tex file is: \documentclass{ut-thesis} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{thesis.bib} \degree{Test Degree} ...
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Have Biblatex display only the first of first names for an author

I am looking for a way to force biblatex to strip all first names except the very first one. I am actually using only initials, but even that gets messy when the author has 3-4 first names in a row ...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

I am starting to use biber with biblatex for my bibliography. I cite books in French and Spanish therefore several books and articles have accented letters in titles or author's names. I hadn't had ...
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How to have special characters (e.g. german umlauts) inside bibkeys?

I really like biblatex [backend=biber] to use with UTF8, as many citations I use will have some special characters esp. in the name field. This works totally great until I want to use e.g. german ...
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Texmaker: Switch forth and back between Bibtex and Biber

I have to work on multiple documents, some of which are under my control and I want to use Biblatex with Biber, others which require to use Bibtex. I use Texmaker on Linux. I find it very annoying ...
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ShareLaTeX and biblatex

I'm writing my thesis with my friend but I'm having serious problems getting biblatex to work with ShareLaTeX, it apparently has support (according to this blog: http://www.clarusft.com/sharelatex/). ...
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Getting TextMate to call biber

I've recently made the switch to biblatex from natbib but one problem I've been unable to resolve is how to make TextMate (which is my preferred editor) call biber instead of bibtex. I've installed ...
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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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Bibliography aux file mismatch (.aux.bcf versus .bcf)

I have migrated from OS X/TeXShop to Linux/TeXMaker. Something in the configuration must be different, because my project doesn't build the bibliography any longer. I tried the sequence pdflatex > ...
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Issues switching from BibTex to BibLaTeX

I was having issues with the regular BibTeX with trying to get it to print a citation style I wanted. Particularly for SAE papers where it is useful to print the SAE Paper number. So I thought I would ...
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Migrating Texniccenter and Biber to a new computer fails [closed]

I had a running system with Miktex 2.9 and Biber as well as Texniccenter 1 on a W7 machine. Now I bought a new W7 machine and wanted to reproduce the system on this machine. I installed the same ...
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How can one manage his own bibliography? (using biber/biblatex)

I used to work with Citavi and recently tried out Jabref. Due to the nature of the best, i.e. I always had re-touch the .bib-file, I recently exported consolidated my sources I had stored in Citavi ...
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How to locate problematic character in .bib file

I received this message when I try to include my bibliography in the document with \printbibliography ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‐ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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How modify the translation of a bibtex field?

When I use the "translator" field in bibtex (with fontspec and Italian as mainlanguage), for example in a entry like the following one: @Book{ apollodoro:2013, author = ...
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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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Automatically emphasize \author names in bibliography and citations

This is a follow-up question to Make specific author bold using biblatex. Using biblatex and biber and either XeLaTeX or LuaTeX, would it be possible to extract all names from the \author command, ...
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How to sort in-text citations by year, but bibliography by name?

I am writing a document using the memoir class, pdflatex and biber. Now both my Bibliography at the end of the document and the citations in the text sort alphabetically, but I would like the ...
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“\thechapter” as prefixnumbers for bibliography with biblatex

I have a huge document and would like to do the following with biblatex: Have one (actually, several) seperate bibliography for each chapter. Add a prefix to each citation number to make them ...
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Render author with lower case name in bibliography

I have an author who decided to lower the case of the first letter of both her name and surname as a political act. Problem is Biber doesn't agree with it and complains with WARN - Couldn't ...
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Compiling Legrand Orange Book template [duplicate]

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com I don't know how to accomplish the instructions of the author. The instructions in the template say: Compiling this ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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Biblatex authoryear-ibid: Specific Changes in Bibliography

Firstly, thank you tex.stackexchange for being the best TeX-Reference on the web. I have been using the archives for months now and could always find answers to my questions. But now I am stuck: I'm ...
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Several bib.tex entries do not work in combination with biber [closed]

as the title says I have a problem with some of my entries that do not work out while a happy 15 others work. My tex file: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \title{} \author{Me Me} ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Major problem with biblatex/biber

I've come to work today to find that over the weekend Biblatex has thrown a wobbly and no longer works. Every time I try to run it, it goes immediately to 'process exited with error(s)', and won't ...
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ï & î font encoding

I've one problem in my scrbook, ï and î don't work when I compile my \printbibliography. But the problem come only with these 2 accents… I export my .bib from Papers2 for Mac application, & I ...
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Line breaks of long URLs in bibliography?

I have some long URLs which doesn't contain special "line break characters" like "-" or "/". How can I automatically break these URLs? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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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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Setting up TexMaker on Mac to work with biber

I am trying to make TexMaker (Mac) work with biber. I, naively, tried to change the configuration of the TexMaker by replacing bibtex by biber, but of course such a primitive way of solving issues ...
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Hyperref not working (participants: acro, cleverref, pgfplots, biber). Also not working: '\documentclass[final]'

I am writing on my thesis and I can't get it to work with \documentclass[final]{scrreprt}. pdflatex only passes when the draft option is enabled. Also I am not able to use the hyperref package. I ...