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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Setting up TeXlipse with biblatex

EDITED I'm trying to get biblatex to work in TeXlipse. My current tex file is: \documentclass{ut-thesis} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{thesis.bib} \degree{Test Degree} ...
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Have Biblatex display only the first of first names for an author

I am looking for a way to force biblatex to strip all first names except the very first one. I am actually using only initials, but even that gets messy when the author has 3-4 first names in a row ...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

I am starting to use biber with biblatex for my bibliography. I cite books in French and Spanish therefore several books and articles have accented letters in titles or author's names. I hadn't had ...
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How to have special characters (e.g. german umlauts) inside bibkeys?

I really like biblatex [backend=biber] to use with UTF8, as many citations I use will have some special characters esp. in the name field. This works totally great until I want to use e.g. german ...
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Texmaker: Switch forth and back between Bibtex and Biber

I have to work on multiple documents, some of which are under my control and I want to use Biblatex with Biber, others which require to use Bibtex. I use Texmaker on Linux. I find it very annoying ...
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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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Biber & Biblatex - getting errors when more than one citation

I am using Texstudio 2.6.4, Miktex 2.9, Biber 1.8 and Biblatex 2.9 on Win7x64. I switched from Natbib to Biblatex as I want to use some of the better citation options in my thesis. I kept getting ...
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Getting TextMate to call biber

I've recently made the switch to biblatex from natbib but one problem I've been unable to resolve is how to make TextMate (which is my preferred editor) call biber instead of bibtex. I've installed ...
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How to include crossrefs in bib files generated by biber --output-format=bibtex

The Question How can I ensure that cross-referenced entries are included in a .bib file generated by biber for a document in case the document does not cite the cross-referenced entries themselves ...
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Bibliography aux file mismatch (.aux.bcf versus .bcf)

I have migrated from OS X/TeXShop to Linux/TeXMaker. Something in the configuration must be different, because my project doesn't build the bibliography any longer. I tried the sequence pdflatex > ...
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Issues switching from BibTex to BibLaTeX

I was having issues with the regular BibTeX with trying to get it to print a citation style I wanted. Particularly for SAE papers where it is useful to print the SAE Paper number. So I thought I would ...
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Migrating Texniccenter and Biber to a new computer fails [closed]

I had a running system with Miktex 2.9 and Biber as well as Texniccenter 1 on a W7 machine. Now I bought a new W7 machine and wanted to reproduce the system on this machine. I installed the same ...
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How can one manage his own bibliography? (using biber/biblatex)

I used to work with Citavi and recently tried out Jabref. Due to the nature of the best, i.e. I always had re-touch the .bib-file, I recently exported consolidated my sources I had stored in Citavi ...
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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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How modify the translation of a bibtex field?

When I use the "translator" field in bibtex (with fontspec and Italian as mainlanguage), for example in a entry like the following one: @Book{ apollodoro:2013, author = ...
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How to suppress certain .bib fields (e.g. year) only for certain entry types (e.g. inproceedings)

How can I suppress the year from appearing in the bibliography for entries of type @inproceedings? In my specific case the year is implied in the booktitle (e.g. FOCS '09) so it is redundant when I ...
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Automatically emphasize \author names in bibliography and citations

This is a follow-up question to Make specific author bold using biblatex. Using biblatex and biber and either XeLaTeX or LuaTeX, would it be possible to extract all names from the \author command, ...
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How to sort in-text citations by year, but bibliography by name?

I am writing a document using the memoir class, pdflatex and biber. Now both my Bibliography at the end of the document and the citations in the text sort alphabetically, but I would like the ...
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“\thechapter” as prefixnumbers for bibliography with biblatex

I have a huge document and would like to do the following with biblatex: Have one (actually, several) seperate bibliography for each chapter. Add a prefix to each citation number to make them ...
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Render author with lower case name in bibliography

I have an author who decided to lower the case of the first letter of both her name and surname as a political act. Problem is Biber doesn't agree with it and complains with WARN - Couldn't ...
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Compiling Legrand Orange Book template [duplicate]

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com I don't know how to accomplish the instructions of the author. The instructions in the template say: Compiling this ...
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Using doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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Biblatex authoryear-ibid: Specific Changes in Bibliography

Firstly, thank you tex.stackexchange for being the best TeX-Reference on the web. I have been using the archives for months now and could always find answers to my questions. But now I am stuck: I'm ...
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Several bib.tex entries do not work in combination with biber [closed]

as the title says I have a problem with some of my entries that do not work out while a happy 15 others work. My tex file: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \title{} \author{Me Me} ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Major problem with biblatex/biber

I've come to work today to find that over the weekend Biblatex has thrown a wobbly and no longer works. Every time I try to run it, it goes immediately to 'process exited with error(s)', and won't ...
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ï & î font encoding

I've one problem in my scrbook, ï and î don't work when I compile my \printbibliography. But the problem come only with these 2 accents… I export my .bib from Papers2 for Mac application, & I ...
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Line breaks of long URLs in bibliography?

I have some long URLs which doesn't contain special "line break characters" like "-" or "/". How can I automatically break these URLs? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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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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Setting up TexMaker on Mac to work with biber

I am trying to make TexMaker (Mac) work with biber. I, naively, tried to change the configuration of the TexMaker by replacing bibtex by biber, but of course such a primitive way of solving issues ...
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Hyperref not working (participants: acro, cleverref, pgfplots, biber). Also not working: '\documentclass[final]'

I am writing on my thesis and I can't get it to work with \documentclass[final]{scrreprt}. pdflatex only passes when the draft option is enabled. Also I am not able to use the hyperref package. I ...
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TeXstudio - Make recognition of bibliography changes work with output_directory parameter

I have a problem regarding TeXstudio (on a Windows machine, using MiKTeX) and the output_directory parameter of biber. I changed this parameter together with the pdflatex parameter aux-directory, so ...
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biblatex control file version newer than expected [closed]

Edit: I found the solution - see below for details. I'm having a problem running biber (see below). $ biber thesis-base INFO - This is Biber 0.9.9 INFO - Logfile is 'thesis-base.blg' INFO - ...
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Biber Installation Corrupted? [duplicate]

I have come across an unusual problem and found no answers after due diligence. I am using Biblatex and Biber but my citations are undefined. Things have worked fine in the past and only changes in ...
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\printbibliography is always blank (warnings given)

I cannot get a bibliography working using biblatex. Even the most basic example doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{refs.bib} @BOOK {KandR, ...
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biblatex biber to \bibitem

I am a LaTeX really entusiastic newbie. Thus I am writing all my reports and articles using this wonderful tool. Unfortunately the editors of scientific review do not all have the same entusiasm ...
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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 eating \langle and \rangle commands

I have some entries in my reference list that contain \langle and \rangle signs in their title like the one in the following MWE: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @BOOK{test, author = {A. Uthor}, ...
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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

I am using MikTex 64 bit. Unfortunetely it has no biber.exe. Is it possible to take biber from, e.g., MikTex 32 bit? If yes, how to do that? I've heard that biber.exe needs perl library.
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German umlaut in the language-field in the bibliography

If I place a german umlaut like e.g. "ü" in the language-field of a biber entry, and if I then run biber & pdflatex the way I usually do, I get the following error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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biber does not seem to work even though the command is found

just manually installed biber (/usr/bin/biber) but it does not work at all. "biber --version" does nothing at all but the command is definitely found. screenshot: ...
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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Biblatex-chicago and bibliography compilation problem [closed]

Taking all your comment into consideration this is my problem. I am writing my PhD dissertation on a Macbook using OSX Mactex2013 and textMate. Every now and then I have an issue with compiling the ...
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How export LaTeX to OpenDocument format with Biblatex references

I am trying to export a LaTeX document to OpenDocument (.odt) format. This operation is requested by some publishers which do not know how to handle LaTeX files. I can't find a way of exporting ...
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Unexpected citation behavior: biblatex with biber and authoryear

The citation style authoryear-comp is designed to output citations of the form '(Doe, 1992)'. (See p. 62 of the biblatex documentation.) This has worked as expected for me, even when using Biber as ...
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Continuous error messages despite positive results when checked with minimal working example! [closed]

I get following error messages, I ran several checks, but just can't figure out where they're comming from! I use MikTex 2.9 and Biber 1.7. These are the error messages: Line255: File ended while ...
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biber cannot find my .bib file [closed]

(Please bear with me I am new here so hope this question is not off-topic as my previous-first one was). I am using TeXShop, biblatex and biber, but my biber does not seem to be able to locate my ...
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Biber typesetting fails [duplicate]

On MacOs X running updated mactex packages, when I compile my biber file I get this error: data source /var/folders/yf/y69gwrx12kj2jtzrs78vg2vm0000gn/T/par-67696f6e61/cache- ...
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biber citekey order error [closed]

I keep getting the error when compiling my thesis: Entity: line 1957: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document <bcf:citekey order="17">Bell20 ^ when I compile my file and I ...