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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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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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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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 ...
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How to cite the title AND the year in the same command?

I would like to cite an article by its title and its date (the date should be inside parenthesis). For now, I have to use two commands: \citetitle{key} \parencite*{key} which produces (with ...
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Why there is no Biber in TexShop as the picture shows? [duplicate]

]1 Every time, when I use biblatex, it says "you should run the Biber". But there is no Biber here.
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inputenc and bibliography [duplicate]

I have this document, with problems building my bibliography \documentclass[12pt, letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[english, spanish]{babel} %\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How do I clear biber's cache? [duplicate]

From time to time I have some trouble using biber as a backend for biblatex. I did some reading and found out that I have to clear the cache from time to time... I am a beginner at this. How can I do ...
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Define required bib fields in biblatex with biber

Additionally to the standard required fields biblatex lists in chapter 2.1, I would like to define my own required fields. So e.g. for book where biblatex only requires author, title, year/date I also ...
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! LaTeX Error: Command \c@author already defined

I am close to loose my contenance: my preamble: \documentclass[twocolumn]{bmcart}% uncomment this for twocolumn layout and comment line below %%\documentclass{bmcart} %%% Load packages ...
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biber cannot find control file

I am writing my bachelor thesis and I struggle with creating a proper bibliography. After having serious problems using bibtex, I have been trying to use biblatex and biber instead, but biber does not ...
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Biblatex abbrevation for no editor second try

Referring to my previous question I now try to solve the problem with the missing editor for a proceeding or inproceeding entry. So if I write the command \noeditor into the field editor one should ...
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How to produce Xelatex+MakeIndex+Biber in TexWorks with texify.exe?

I had seen comments by Ulrike Fischer http://miktex.10937.n7.nabble.com/pdf-texify-using-biber-instead-of-bibtex-td7420.html to change environment variable BIBTEX, but may be there are another way? ...
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biblatex-chicago: Change translator and editor description in the bibliography

I had some issues with cbyeditor and cbytranslator where I got the warning "Package biblatex Warning: Bibliography string 'cbyeditor' undefined". That I managed to fix and now my footnotes looks good. ...
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Biblatex/Biber does not produce citations nor print bibliography [duplicate]

I think I am doing everything right (it used to work). Now doing the same procedure I don't get citations in the text and bibliography is not printed out at the end. The files "tesi.tex" and ...
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Using custom bibliography styles with BibLaTex and Biber

I am currently writing an article that requires me to follow a custom bibliography style, found on this site as a BST file (direct link to BST file). I also found a CSL implementation of the same ...
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finding missing citation biblatex

I am working toward completing my book in xelatex and biber. The book has a master file and various chapters in different files. As I am correcting the final draft and creating the index before the ...
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arXiv says that it is possible to upload the .bbl file, but keep getting errors related to BibLaTeX/Biber

I use Biber for my reference in the following format: \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear]{biblatex} ... \addbibresource{REF.bib} ... \printbibliography arXiv recommends to Include .bbl ...
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How do I suppress the repetition of \nameaddon information in a biblatex-chicago bibliography?

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography (biblatex-chicago with Biber backend). Thanks to @moewe I am using \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{nameaddon}} ...
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Strange error in Biber

I am getting a strange error that I do not understand upon the compilation of the bibliography using Biber: :2620: parser error : Premature end of data in tag section line 2218 ^ :2620: parser ...
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biber => readable tex-file

I use biber and I like the output most of the time; but it seems to be hard (if at all possible) to modify the created bbl-file by hands. Is there a way to use biber (or an other program like that) ...
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Biblatex (biber) and bibliography in Ukrainian

I have a file as follows: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian,ukrainian,english]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Biber can't call method “get_field” on an undefined value [closed]

Is this a bug, has the behaviour changed (i.e. it is a new 'feature') or is the end user simply an idiot? When I try to run Biber on code which compiled just fine until quite recently (i.e. prior to ...
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Biblatex references don't work using Biber [duplicate]

I am trying to generate references using package BibLaTeX, but the references don't work. It seems there's something wrong while processing the code. I'm posting my logs and code.The logs are pretty ...
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How to `\textcite` a subentry of an entryset with biblatex?

Consider the following MWE. Here I have an entryset and would like to use \texcite with the middle entry (Weinberg's paper) which should produce Weinberg [1b]. However, instead it prints Glashow ...
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biber in tool mode: Specify data source when creating .bib file containing cited references

As this might turn out to be an XY problem, I will try to give as much additional information as possible. But to start with, my question is: Question (Y): How can I make biber (in tool mode) create ...
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Preventing the printing of bibliography items referenced after the bibliography is printed

I am working on a project application that encompasses several "independent" parts: Project description CV Budget Misc. The project description references some bibliographic items, and a ...
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Biblatex/Biber replace author name with dash for each author

In the bibliography of authoryear-type bibliography styles, BibLaTeX can replace repeated author lists (with all authors the same) with a dash or similar. Is is possible to change this behaviour so ...
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biblatex footcite style

I'm currently using biblatex and biber for my bibliography. While using bibstyle=alphabetic and citestyle=alphabetic generates the desired output, I want to edit the footcite format. As you might ...
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biber configuration file for shortening journal names

I found this post and it seems it's possible to do a regular expression match to replace journal names while creating the bibliographic entries. So I wrote a configuration file with this contents: ...
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\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 ...
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Multiple reference lists using biblatex: how to remove duplicated entries?

I'd like to have two lists of references in my document. However, I want each reference to appear only once in the entire document. \documentclass{article} ...