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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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, ...
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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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How to use biber

Simply put I want to know what steps I need to take to start biber with biblatex. I haven't been able to find any proper tutorials or guides showing how you go about using it instead of BibTeX. What ...
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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 preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I add Volume/Series/Doi/ for Books

How can I add the Series for books as: @book{blaa, Author = {First Last}, Publisher = {GAGA Publishing}, Address = {New York, NY, USA}, Series = {Lecture Notes in Something Cool}, ...
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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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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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Is there a way to gracefully handle 1 missing bib file when multiple bib resources are supplied?

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9, LyX 2.1.3, and biblatex/biber for bibliography management. I need to have a portable set of project files since I'm working on multiple computers and everything is synchronized ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Getting correct sorting using shortauthor and shorthand in bibliography

I've been using the following answers in my document: How to print shortauthor in the references as well? biblatex: merge the list of shorthands into the bibliography Different font for specific ...
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Using \footcite and \cite with \printbibliography

I collected a lot of references in an external bib-file, where I keep both references and resources, along side with cite-sources and bibliography items. Resources and Links shall go to the footnote ...
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Multiple BibTeX-Files [duplicate]

is it possible to include multiple BibTeX-Files in one LaTeX file? Normally it is possible with the command \bibliography{bib1,bib2,...}. But I'm searching for a command like \bibliography{bib/*}, ...
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How to merge bibtex number and issue?

I have the following: Is it a good Idea to merge the Iss. 1 number in [6] to 76(1) (such that is is more consistent with [7]) or is that no good citation style? So I like to replace the ...
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References not respecting margins with biblatex

I am using biblatex with the biber backend for my bibliography. The problem I encountered is that margins are not always respected. It seems to be a fairly common issue, cf. these possibly related ...
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Bibliography with BibLateX, Biber and Winedt 9 [duplicate]

I started doing LaTeX less than one week ago, so I am completely fresh to the game. To be quick: I am running Windows 8 (probably not relevant), my LaTeX sits on MikTeX 2.9 but I am using Winedt 9 as ...
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Biber and Sublime text

I use Sublime since two years and also biber but after an update of Latextools biber do not run. I get the two warnings below (and many more because of the undefined cites): LaTeX Warning: There ...
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Diacritics in Bibliography using xelatex and biber [duplicate]

I use XeLaTeX to compile my documents. Now, I want to typeset diacritics both in the main document text and the bibliography. The problem is that LaTeX simply leaves out every character with a ...
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Biblatex: all entries indented in bibliography [closed]

The other day I was working on my paper, when all entries in the bibliography were suddenly indented -- as if they belong to one entry. Here is a screenshot: Interestingly, when I copied my ...
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Compatibility of bibtex and biblatex bibliography files?

In the answer to bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib the advantages and disadvantages of Biber vs. BibTeX (and of natbib vs. biblatex) were explained. However, one point was omitted: The question ...
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Latex Error: Command crashed: biber.exe

I am getting an error when running Bibliography on Windows 10, using MikTex 2.9 and TexStudio 2.10, running biblatex 3.1 and biber 2.2, all 64 bit. Process started: biber.exe "MWE" Error: Command ...
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Biblatex can't read bib-entry

I have been struggling, sincerely, with this citation I got. But, it just won't work. I have identified the citation that creates the error, but I still can't seem to fix it. @article{sanada2011ndx, ...
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Bibliography not printing using biblatex and biber [duplicate]

I'm trying to finish my paper and the bibliography is simply not printing on the paper. I get this error: Latexmk: This is Latexmk, John Collins, 5 February 2015, version: 4.43a. Rule 'biber test2': ...
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Biblatex entries in bibtex-mode (emacs)

Biblatex introduces new entries such as journaltitle (see Compatibility of bibtex and biblatex bibliography files?). Biblatex manual, section 2.3: In sum, the following items are different from ...
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How to make a bibliography without the header using Biber and the Friggeri CV template?

I want to make a cv using the Friggeri template I found there : http://www.latextemplates.com/template/friggeri-resume-cv But since I only have articles in the publication section I do not want the ...
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Custom short citation merging author-title-volume to one single field

How can I make a custom short citation merging the fields of author-title-volume to a custom field such as "MRCLC 61:130" instead of "Matuz, Contemporary Literary Criticism, 130." I need this in view ...
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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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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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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 ...