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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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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How to make LaTeXmk work with XeLaTeX and biber

I'm trying to make LaTeX make work 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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ISO Date format with Biblatex/Biber?

I'm using biblatex/biber with the biblatex-chem package to make a list of citations for group meeting. This works quite well, but I wanted to add a recent C&EN article to it, since it is quite ...
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biber producing weird error [duplicate]

When running biber I get this error. Anybody knows what causes this? INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Logfile is 'root.tex.blg' read_file ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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How to make biber 1.9 also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from bibtex to biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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biber: Caught signal - SEGV - how to find the problematic bibtex entry?

I'M still trying to make biber work after switching my bibtex .tex files to UTF-8 and importing some new entries. INFO - This is Biber 1.9 INFO - Config file is '/Users/myname/.biber.conf' INFO - ...
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biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong?

I switched my .bib files to UTF-8 encoding and want to use biber for creating my bibliography (up to now I used bibtex). Currently, I do not get a bibliography for my thesis in the pdf, so I'm trying ...
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biblatex/biber: removing a comma between reference and postnote argument

I'm using biblatex/biber for some months and I'm quite happy with it. But I'm facing a little problem, for which I can't find a solution. Even if the postnote argument is not a page number, ...
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Is it possible to allow linebreaks in the ISBN number of (auto-generated) bibliography files?

I hope it's not a duplicate but I was not able to find a solution. I generate my *.bib file using Citavi. The problem is, that if the ISBN number is near the end of the line it generates overfull ...
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Problem with nodate and date sorting in author-date biblatex

I have problems (1) nodate, and as a result with (2) datesorting with biblatex 2.9a, Biber 1.8, pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) (1) nodate I cannot ...
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Biblatex footnotes to margin

Is there a way to (robustly) push biblatex footnote citations to the margin? I tried \usepackage{sidenotes} \renewcommand*{\footnote}[1]{\sidenote{#1}} but I get sometimes ugly effects as shown ...
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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 ...
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Multi-line (wrapped text) in bibliography labels using shorthand for CV

In my CV, I want to create a list of my publications. I managed to change the label of each entry to be the name of the conference using the shorthand field. However, for certain publications, there ...
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Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. Use backend=biber

After a few days break I went back to working on a report. When I tried to compile I got the following warning: Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. (biblatex) Use ...
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Biber 1.9, working with Biblatex 2.9a on Yosemite, suddenly not producing .bbl file [duplicate]

Out of the blue, I'm getting this error for all my .tex files with citations (even those which ran smoothly just a couple of days ago). I typeset them on another MacBook with the same distribution and ...
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How to use two different languages in the same bibliography with biblatex? [duplicate]

Is it possible to mix two different languages in the same bibliography made with Biblalex? I would like to get this output: Instead of this: I have tried using langid field, but it localizes only ...
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Biblatex/biber non-consecutive numbering references by type when using multiple bibliographies

I'm trying to have two bibliographies in one document. The first on is the normal references. And the later is intended to be a publication list and should be separated by type. I managed to split ...
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Footcite only with surname [duplicate]

My I aim is to configure the \footcite command so that it prints only the surname of an author and it seems to work for most Authors but in some cases it doesn't. I would really appreciate if someone ...
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Biblatex-biber bug [closed]

I am victim of the known biblatex-biber bug described here which leads to mass spurious missing citations, resolved only by deletion of the biber cache (dozens of files). Previously it was occasional ...
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How to sort entries of numerically referenced and split bibliographies alphabetically, but having citation numbers in order of appearance?

I've got a question regarding Biblatex with Biber backend. I'd like to have a split bibliography: One for print media and one for online resources. I would like to have quite a special kind of ...
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Biblatex, Biber - wrong versions. How to downgrade?

It seems I am having version issues with BibLaTeX/Biber. When I run Biber, I get biber datei INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'datei.blg' INFO - Reading 'datei.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found ...
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Different bibtex tags content enclosing and string concatenation

I had noticed strange (in my opinion) behaviour of string concatenation in bibtex entry. I tested three different examples: @string{abc={ABC}} @string{def={DEF}} @string{abc="{ABC}"} ...
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Bibliography tools that are compatible with biblatex and biber

I’m currently in the process of reconsidering how I do bibliography management. It seems to be most sensible to use biblatex with biber. I’d like to know what tools are available on which I can build ...
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biblatex data inheritance

I have now provided a minimum working example for my data inheritance problems and split my questions. Without the statements prohibiting inheritance from mvcollection to collection and collection to ...
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Hyperref in verbose citestyle (Biber) not working [duplicate]

I am using hyperref and Biber's verbose citestyle for the bibliography of my Ph.D thesis. However, the hyperrefs for the bibliography does not seem to be working. Here is my set up : % !TEX encoding ...
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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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Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
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refcheck and biber — warnings on uncited entries [duplicate]

\refcheck does not work with biber apparently, as in the following example. Does anyone have a work-around? What do you guys use instead? % arara: pdflatex % arara: biber % arara: pdflatex % arara: ...
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Redefine Biblatex field entry (or alias creating)

I have a file in bibtex format with records like: @BOOK{11980, author = "French, A. P.", title = "Vibrations and Waves", publisher = " ", year = 1971, numpages = 327, language = ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I ...
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Biber won't generate Bibliography [closed]

I am trying to switch over to BibLaTeX from BibTeX. When I use backend=bibtex I get the proper citations and bibliography (but also the limitations of BibTeX). When I change to backend=biber (and ...
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pdflatex-biber runs

do I have to run pdflatex twice after biber, or once is enough? pdflatex doc biber doc pdflatex doc I could have swear that I read in the documentation that (unlike bibtex) a single pdflatex after ...
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How to achieve full compression of references with biber and add comments to grouped citations?

I am working on a thesis, where I need to cite a lot of different papers. Following the regulations in my discipline, I need to group citations, i.e., a single number, for example (1) stands for a ...
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Error with percent sign in bib entry field when using biblatex/biber

I'm trying to use biblatex (v1.5a) with biber (v0.9.3) instead of BibTeX but I am having a problem with bib entries, where the abstract contains a percent sign. In that case, in the bbl file the ...
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Biber/BibLaTaX problem: no such file or directory in cache [duplicate]

I am having a problem using biber/biblatex, that I just can't seem to solve. The first problem was Biber complaining about finding the wrong version of biblatex control file (2.6 instead of 2.5), ...
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Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet

I want to add a bibliography of primary sources to an article, and sort its entries alphabetically according to Sanskrit alphabet, using IAST and utf-8, a, ā, i, ī, u, ū and so on, how can I tell ...
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biber stopped working? [duplicate]

Got on today to add a citation to a document that I last edited on Friday (2 days ago). Now I am getting this message when I run "Bibliography" (from within TeXstudio) "No such file or directory at'' ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex?

I have seen they're are a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it! I have fedora 20 with texlive-full and biber version 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora ...
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Biber+biblatex+beamer undesired automatic unicode conversion

Biber is driving me crazy, converting LaTeX-encoded characters in bibliography into utf-8, which LaTeX seems to hate despite utf8 inputenc. I tried using newunicodechar, as suggested in another post, ...
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suppressing URLs in footnotes but not bibliography

I am using Biber and the verbose IBID style setting to generate my footnotes. Here is my bibliography settings \usepackage[citestyle=verbose-ibid, bibstyle=authoryear, backend=biber, ...
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Reference(Source) directly under the caption

Is there a way to write the refernce of a figure directly under the Figure? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber, ...
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How to include a manually-formatted citation in Biblatex [duplicate]

I have a situation where I need to cite a source for which biblatex doesn't appear to have a good format. Specifically, I need to cite a piece of legislation in MLA format. The particular legislation ...
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Translator name in biblatex-chicago — what am I doing wrong?

Been struggling with this for... too long. This (template I found) works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[ backend=biber ]{biblatex-chicago} ...
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Biblatex, biber and non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names part II

I was looking for an example using biblatex, biber and mixed Latin/Greek/Cyrillic document; I found biblatex biber non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names and biblatex: Abbreviating cyrillic authors' ...
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biber doesn't seem to be working after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My minimal example: .bib file: @article{hope_policy_1993, title = {Policy analysis of the greenhouse effect: An application of the {PAGE} model}, volume = {21}, issn = {0301-4215}, ...
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Command (using \ifthenelse) within 2nd optional (post) argument of footcite

I have defined a new command \mypageref to reference page numbers of text parts in my appendix. The begin of such a text part is labeled, e.g., by \label{text_begin}, and the end of the text part is ...
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BibLaTeX won't work with MikTeX 2.9 on default settings and won't generate .bbl file [duplicate]

For whatever reason I'm unable to produce bibliography with the BibLaTeX package in MiKTeX. I'm running the 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9.5105 on Windows 7. I've conjured the simplest code I could think of and it ...
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Biblatex: 2 custom fields, only one is working

Following this question BibLaTeX/BibTeX custom field to show file link and Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex I get it to work (well, more or less). In the code below I defined a ...
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RefTeX won't find my .bib file in local library tree

RefTeX gives out the following error when trying to insert a citation: No valid bibliography in this document, and no default available I keep a master .bib file in ...