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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
476 views

Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
4
votes
1answer
58 views

\DeclareDatamodelEntryfields : make biber does'nt work

that is a a completion of my question Datamodel in biblatex, hashname and biber, but I opened a new question because the problem is more problematic. If any roots want to merge, no problem. I want ...
4
votes
0answers
67 views

Datamodel in biblatex, hashname and biber [closed]

I'm trying to create my own biblatex datamodel to describe medieval manuscripts. My .dbx file is actually \DeclareDatamodelEntrytypes{manuscript} \DeclareDatamodelEntryfields[manuscript]{Datation} ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

Problems printing bibliography with \nocite{*} and biblatex/biber [closed]

I'm having trouble getting the entire bibliography to show up when using \nocite{*}. Here's an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} ...
3
votes
1answer
163 views

problems with biblatex and biber

I have tried to make biber to work on my machine, unsuccessfully. I have searched all over and have read all the biblatex-biber related posts, but nothing seems to do the trick. Here is a Minimal (Not ...
8
votes
1answer
403 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
1k views

MiKTeX 2.9 (for x86), Win 7 (x64): biber not running as if not installed [closed]

I installed biber through MiKTeX's package manager but when trying to compile my references, nothing happens, as if biber was not installed when, in fact, its .exe is present under C:\Program Files ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

sortname for editor messes up crossrefed entry

In the .bib-file there are two relevant entries -- the crucial point is sortname, for (by using prefix=true) I want to print De Jong, Irene J. F., René Nünlist und Angus M. Bowie but sort the ...
1
vote
1answer
886 views

\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} does not work, backend=bibtex works

When using the backend=biber option, I get a warning: package Biblatex warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: (biblatex) myproject Result: References are not recognized. Yes. A similar ...
6
votes
3answers
547 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
168 views

apa6, latex, and biber - cannot get the workflow down. and when it does work it appears faulty

Sorry for the nebulous title, but I have several problems (all related which is why there is a single post). My Setup: I am using Win32 + TeXworks with MiKeTeX. I believe everything is up-to-date. ...
4
votes
1answer
71 views

Bibliography order

I have some problems with the bibliography's ordering. I need the bibliography's elements to be ordered by author first and then by year. This is how some articles appear in my document now: As you ...
5
votes
1answer
242 views

Prevent biblatex from printing the language name and use language only for hyphenation

In my .bib-file the language field is filled out in all entries. As MWE, they all look (as expected) like: @Collection{Bakker:Grammar, editor = {Egbert J[an] Bakker}, gender = {sm}, title ...
4
votes
1answer
128 views

biblatex messing up citation entry with lots of authors

Here is the citation: @Article{boker2011, Author = {Boker, S. and Neale, M. and Maes, H. and Wilde, M. and Spiegel, M. and Brick, T. and Spies, J. and Estabrook, ...
3
votes
2answers
71 views

Output for date ranges of publication in biblatex-apa

Please consider the following \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @book{test1, address = {Edinburgh}, title = {I and thou}, publisher = {T. \& {T}. ...
8
votes
2answers
368 views

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: ...
7
votes
2answers
413 views

Biber: problems with UTF8 files

I am running Biber 1.7 (newest) and the matching Biblatex (newest) on AMD64, the distribution is Gentoo with UTF8 locale. The editor being used is Kile and the MWE is compiled with XeLaTeX. MWE, ...
3
votes
1answer
302 views

“Missing $ inserted” error in bibliography, no underscores

When I compile my thesis the following error pops up: Underfull \hbox (badness 1264) in paragraph at lines 61--61 []\T1/ppl/m/n/12 ^^U^^U^^U.^^P Naples 2008, or, the Waste Land: Trash, Citizenship, ...
1
vote
0answers
244 views

How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
2
votes
1answer
124 views

Suppress month in biblatex-apa

Please consider the following MWE \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @article{test1, title = {Structural holes and good ideas}, volume = {110}, issn = ...
2
votes
1answer
290 views

Error using XeLaTeX and Biber to cite sources

I am using Biber to cite my sources with biblatex-apa, with the package apa6 on OS X. Everything was going smoothly until I added a certain source which caused xelatex to stop compiling with the ...
4
votes
1answer
129 views

How do I remove citation number from footcite

How can I display footnote citations with only the citation text without any footnote number (and also remove it in the text). For example, I would like to get the following footnote (MWE follows): ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
4
votes
0answers
142 views

What's the deal with the biber icon? [closed]

I don't even know if this question should be posted on Meta, but I'm not sure it should go to the regular site as well, so I apollogize in advance. I don't know if you have also had the same ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

Biber doesn't work anymore (with biblatex-apa in TeXnicCenter) [duplicate]

Today I encountered an issue with biblatex and it seemed I had to update the biblatex package to the newest version to fix this. So I went for a complete update of my MikTeX installation (installed ...
3
votes
1answer
265 views

Problem with APA + biber + biblatex

I'm having trouble getting basic APA bibliographies to work. The same thing works with nejm style, but changing the style to apa gives errors: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> ...
7
votes
1answer
90 views

How to combine biber and bibentry?

I want to use biber/biblatex 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
138 views

Multiple builds at once

I'm currently using following combination: the latest TexnicCenter (2.01 Stable 32bit) MiKTeX 2.9 32 bit (all packages updated) pdflatex.exe biber (instead of biblatex) My problem is, that if a ...
2
votes
1answer
426 views

Biblatex, Biber pdflatex: undefined references

I'm tring to use biblatex with biber (Miktex 2.9 32bit on Win7 64bit), but I can't get it to work: Here is my MWE: \listfiles % shows used packages in a list in log file ...
3
votes
0answers
134 views

Typeset a bibliography with entries in several different languages

What is the best way to typeset a bibliography that contains several entries in a number of different language scripts like Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. The question centers ...
2
votes
1answer
219 views

Biber not run automatically with `-shell-escape`?

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that biber can be run automatically by the biblatex package when -shell-escape is allowed. Do I remember it wrong? As much as I try, biblatex only tells me to run ...
1
vote
0answers
278 views

How to use biber with keywords [closed]

When I try to compile references with keywords with biber %adapted from http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/97218/how-to-automate-biber-within-texniccenter \listfiles % shows used ...
5
votes
1answer
174 views

Should I move to biber? Should I move to biblatex?

I've been using LaTeX and BibTeX since 1985. Over the past year or so I've noticed that a lot of the examples I'm finding online are using biblatex, a nearly complete reimplementation of BibTeX in ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Optionally not printing page number citations using Biblatex and Biber

my question: Is it possible to optionally leave page number citations out when compiling a document? For Example when I write \parencite[see][225-226]{7.01:1}. I would like the corresponding citation ...
4
votes
1answer
703 views

“Undefined Control Sequence”-Error when using Biblatex with apa style

Today I started to try biblatex for the first time in my apa6.cls document: \documentclass[ngerman,man,12pt,a4paper,noextraspace,donotrepeattitle]{apa6} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

biblatex biber no author abbreviation [duplicate]

I am using biblatex + biber and some of my citations only have the first author listed, followed by et al. I would like to make all my references include all names no matter what. My current settings ...
7
votes
1answer
109 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

How can I figure out why biber stopped working all of a sudden? [closed]

edit on 2013-08-28 It just happened again. What are the steps I can take to possibly figure out what went wrong? I have no idea what's going on. Just 30 minutes ago everything was fine and 5 minutes ...
4
votes
1answer
103 views

bibliography numbering

I'm using biblatex with the biber as follows \usepackage[backend=biber,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} and my references show up beginning with the number 1. I would like to number them starting at the ...
2
votes
0answers
271 views

Biber failes to validate

I installed Biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7a from the opensuse Publishing:/TeXLive/ repository. As the problem posted earlier - no bbl output is produced although biber pretends to do so - persists, I ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Bib entry with urldate but no year uses the year of urldate as year [duplicate]

Hi i have the following bibliographic entry: @misc{Wikipedia, author = {Wikipedia}, title = {{Software performance testing}}, url = ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Biber: get it working, cite-keys but no bibliography

After searching for a few days now I'm getting closer but I still can't get a bibliography (APA) in my Latex document. I'm using biber in texworks on mac os 10.8.4. After running pdflatex - biber - ...
3
votes
1answer
124 views

Problem with bibliography after updating to TeX Live 2013

I update today to TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) from TeX Live 2012. On my .tex document (that was perfectly working until yesterday) I run and get in the mini-buffer: 1) latex -> You should run Biber to get ...
3
votes
0answers
308 views

German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
4
votes
1answer
173 views

PDFLaTeX: Straight quotes in URLs (no smartquotes in urls)

Is it somehow possible to have straight quotes in URL's? Especially the single quote sign would be important to me, as this is the most confusing character within URL's, as the reader might not know ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

dealing with strange characters in a bib file

I use mendeley to generate my bib file so I have a very large list of items (3000+) and since mendeley collects the bibliography information sometimes from the pdf file, there may be errors and ...
9
votes
1answer
200 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
410 views

Bibliography with BibLaTeX: Do not abbreviate first given (first) name and abbreviate all further given names

The first given name of an author or editor in my bibliography should be written out, but all further first names should be abbreviated (initials with a period -- and space if there are multiple first ...
14
votes
2answers
4k views

Dummies Guide to Biber

I've spent a good deal of time searching the forum and couldn't find a user-friendly guide to citations with biber using TeXShop or TeXworks on a Mac. I'd like to successfully reproduce a slightly ...
23
votes
3answers
3k views

In TeXShop, is there a directive to select biber or BibTeX on a per-document basis?

As in the title, I'd like to be able to select whether TeXShop uses biber or BibTeX in the document rather than using the command line or changing the default in the TeXShop preferences. For TeX ...