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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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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No acm journal citation style for biblatex? [duplicate]

How do I add a valid ACM Citation style for biblatex with Biber to MikTex/Latex? I need to replace the IEEE Citation style (style=ieee) I used before and couldn't find a helpful solution with google. ...
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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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Correct \printbibliography page number placement

I'm writing my thesis and the university requires that my page numbers for my bibliography be on the top right corner. Unfortunately, the default \printbibliographycommand does not allow me to change ...
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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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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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Biblatex & Biber in TexStudio on Windows - Central Bibliography

Introduction I have a TeX file that contains a number of references built using TeXStudio on Windows 10 using TeXLive as a backend. Since migrating from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/Biber I haven't been able ...
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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 use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line

After receiving the suggestion to switch to using Biber in another quesiton, I am now giving it a try. Unfortunately, I seem to invariably end up with the messages LaTeX Warning: Citation 'History' ...
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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} \begin{filecontents*...
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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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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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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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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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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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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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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} \usepackage[backend=...
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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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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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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 2....
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Entries from JabRef do not show up in Lyx bibliography [closed]

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} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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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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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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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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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 \printbibliography[nottype=...
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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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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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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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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 \printbibliography[heading=bibintoc,title={...
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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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In-text citation with biblatex-apa not using et al. correctly? Two authors listed before et al

I'm writing my thesis, and have had the strangest behavior from just one in-text citation. I'm using biblatex/biber with the following setup: \documentclass[letterpaper, 11pt, twoside, openright]{...
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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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Use alias with booktitle in biber [closed]

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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Missing “Vol.” and “No.” in biblatex/biber

I'd like to cite an article with biblatex, but I'm failing to add "Vol." and "No." in front of the corresponding number. Here is the entry, of type @article, in the .bib file: @article{...
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Unicode characters do not appear in IEEE style bibliography

I cannot get Unicode characters to appear in the IEEE style bibliography with biblatex and biber. Shown below are minimal working examples. \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[style=ieee, ...
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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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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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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Error: Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the “backend=biber” option to BibLaTeX?

When I compile my Latex file, I get this error: ERROR - Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX? Do you have any idea what is the source of ...
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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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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, ...