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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Is there a way to just compile contents of a .bib file? [duplicate]

Probably a complete newbie question. When writing with LaTeX I have no problem with my bibliography but of course it only compiles entries that I have cited in my document. I would have all my ...
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BibLaTeX Biber in TeXnicCenter does not produce bibliography

I recently changed to backend=biber after some problems with encoding in bibtex8 ( Biblatex encoding ). Everything seemed to work fine until I added some references and updated the bibliography file. ...
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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 find error in bibtex file that biber chokes upon [closed]

How can we trace back to the actual bib file the (most likely formatting) error that makes biber die? The error I get from the biber run is: [1447] Utils.pm:160> ERROR - BibTeX subsystem: ...
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Year missing in citation with biblatex and chicago-authordate style [closed]

I am using Texmaker 4.0.2 to compile a document with citations and I need them in the chicago-authordate style. When I compile the document and look at the pdf, the in-text citations are there, but ...
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How to cite tweets?

Is there a smart way to cite tweets? I'm using the Chicago Manual of Style, and all they say is this, which is not really a guide, yet. Ideally, you'd be able to have a macro where you just put the ...
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How to modify Bibtex URL tags in Latex?

I want to cut the URL tags defined in a Bibtex file. For example I want to crop the prefix "mailto:" so that it won't be shown. But the hyperlink still has to contain it. The following command does ...
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Biblatex. Verbose. Redundant information & styles

I will use several chapters of some @incollection with biblatex (biber) and I'm trying to avoid redundant information. I followed the instructions given by Paul Stanley to this answer, but I faced ...
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biber - warning about non-ascii characters

Biber gives me the following warning: WARN - The entry 'csorgo__sandor:10' has characters which cannot be encoded in 'ascii'. Recoding problematic characters into macros. Is this anything to worry ...
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Biber not recognized on Windows 7 64-bit after installing it into the localtexmf tree

I downloaded the texmf tree containing biber.exe from miktex-biber-bin.tar.lzma Then I created a tree c:\localtexmf and put the tpm, miktex, doc folders there. I added c:\localtexmf to the %path% ...
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Remote bibliography

Does someone know if it is possible to load a bibliography file located in Google Drive? For instance, I would like to use ...
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biber-Double month entry in greek bibitem

I am creating the bibliography using pdflatex, biber and utf8 encoding. The problem is that the field month is displayed twice in the greek entries as the red rectangle shows in the next figure Any ...
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Format of author and collaboration

I'm using biblatex + biber to produce my bibliography. Right now I'm using the following code to include a collaboration field into my bib. \DeclareSourcemap{ \maps[datatype=bibtex,overwrite=true]{ ...
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biber, why does my MWE not work? [duplicate]

Please help me, I have no idea why this MWE does not work. I am using the TeXnicCenter. I get the error message: Citation 'author2000' on page 1 undefined on input line 29. \listfiles ...
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Missing $ inserted - referring to bibliography?

I'm getting ! Missing $ inserted.<inserted text>$ ...y[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] The respective line is \printbibliography[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] Is there ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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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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What is wrong with these refs according to Biber?

the compilation failed with some issue reported by biber (see below) which is part of the dissertation file: Snippet of log file ... Package biblatex Warning: Biber reported the following issues ...
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Biblatex using shorthands and numeric style - label sizes

Current situation: I'm required to cite "normative" documents (read: standards and manuals) separately from articles and books etc. Using biblatex and biber with the numeric style I'm doing that by ...
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Biber exits with code 25 but no error message [closed]

Biber 1.8 has mysteriously stopped working for me: % biber --trace mytest || echo "Failed with code $?" INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'mytest.blg' INFO - Reading 'mytest.bcf' INFO - ...
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utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility

I have a problem using utopia fonts with xltxtra and biber when using non-ascii characters. The problem disappears if using computer-modern (off-shelf LaTeX) or bibtex instead of biber. Here's an ...
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Biber & Biblatex - getting errors when more than one citation [closed]

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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arara + Biber: Find .bib files in different folder

I try to tell Biber through arara to search for .bib files in a different Folder, but am not able to succed. This is the code I use % arara: biber { options: "--input_directory=C:/...." } Thanks ...
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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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Beamer - rounded corners around blocks and footnotes

My aim is to get rounded corners without shadow ergo I used the following command \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded][shadow=false] but it seems like that this option affects the footnotes as well, ...
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Biblatex/Biber problems with Texlive 2014 (no problems 2013) [closed]

I have a TEX file which works OK with Texlive 2013 but is no longer working on 2014 (using OSX). It gives no error in the 2014 edition, but it does not produce the expected output. Here is a minimal ...
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bibtex file exported by Zotero contains bad character

I use biblatex with biber. My bibliography is automatically exported by Zotero. My editor is texmaker on debian. Unfortunately characters are included into the bib file latex is unable to decode. I ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers. ...
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Biber locale does not match system language nor biblatex language

Suppose I have a file like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,language=british]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibliography.bib} \begin{filecontents}{bibliography.bib} ...
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biblatex + biber + babel: configuration for polish language and style of bibliography (missing polish.sty)

This problem is probably trivial, but it's very important to me. After hours spent on searching the solution I couldn't find it. My LaTeX document works very well with biblatex, biber and babel, but ...
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Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber

Today I unexpectedly received the dreaded character not set up for use with LaTeX from inputenc. In this case, I was also pretty sure the error came from a .bib file. However, I grepped everything in ...
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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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Formatting biblatex citation to handle non-latin (Japanese) author names

I am trying to customize biblatex (with biber as backend) so as to handle Japanese authors' names in an elegant way. Lets consider the following bibtex entry: @article{HondaSuzuki2014, author = ...
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Winedit problem with biblatex (cygwin1.dll)

I have a strange bug occurring when I compile my tex file with pdftexify in winedt 8.2 (I have a win7 64bit machine) First, I have set biber.exe in the Winedt execution modes screen. All the packages ...
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Custom authoryear bibstyle to match German dinat

I use biblatex in my document like this: \usepackage[backend=biber, hyperref=true, sorting=none, url=true, isbn=false, ...
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How to define macros for paths to be used by biber?

I want to use a shortcut to define the paths of my bibtex files and I'm using biblatex and biber. I would like something like: \addbibresource{\myPath{biblio.bib}} I tried in several ways i.e. ...
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Multiple citing [duplicate]

I am currently working on my bachelors degree and I am having trouble with BibLaTeX and Biber. The Problem is as follows: I want to cite the same paper more than once, and I want it to appear at the ...
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Including \DJ character into bibliography

I'm writing a text and want to cite someone with a strike-through D in his family. Please see the MWE below: LaTeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Refsection and \includeonly warning

I'm using biblatex with a biber backend to create a cumulative bibliography, subdivided by chapter. My (simplified) main file (main.tex) is: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[refsection=chapter, ...
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Abbreviate only middle names in biblatex

I know of the option firstinits=true to abbreviate the first and all middle names in biblatex. What I would like to achieve is to only abbreviate the middle names. So e.g. author = {Smith, John Ethan ...
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biblatex-biber: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I noticed some time ago that biber seem to have stopped working for me: Example taken from here: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes} \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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AVG: Biber listed as a trojan in TexLive 2014?

A few days ago I installed TexLive 2014 on Windows. I just compiled a document today to test it and Biber is recognized as a Trojan Horse by AVG Free. The message says: BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX. From ...
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Biblatex citation problem - disambiguate by year only [duplicate]

I am trying to switch to biber from bibtex8 and I really need the apalike settings. I am calling \usepackage[ uniquename=false, maxcitenames=2, mincitenames=1, maxitems=2, minitems=1, ...
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\textcite without square brackets [closed]

I'm using Biber with fowlling options \usepackage[backend = biber,style=bwl-FU, citestyle =authoryear-ibid, ibidpage, %siehe Doku pagetracker=false,maxnames=4,minnames=3,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX [duplicate]

My antirus software AVG 2014 just detected that there seem to be a Trojan in the biber.exe program which was last updated on June 6, 2014 and is in the package miktex-biber-bin. Has anybody else had ...
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Bib entry cannot be encoded in ansinew [closed]

I'm compiling the following files which are enconded in Western-1252. Using biber to compile the bib example.tex \documentclass[11pt, twoside, a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} ...
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no \bibdata and no \bibstyle found in main.aux [closed]

Simply I can not compile my bibliography file. How can I fix this issue? The top-level auxiliary file: main.aux I found no \citation commands---while reading file main.aux I found no \bibdata ...
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Idemtracker between article or inbook and book with cite command in biblatex

I have a problem when I cite an article following a book, it seems that the idemtracker doesn't work for documentclass as article or inbook. Example : biblioessai.tex : ...
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Biblatex alphanumeric reference with organization [duplicate]

I have this bib entry and using biblatex with biber. When I set it with this options: \usepackage[firstinits=true, isbn=false, url=true, doi=false, style=ieee-alphabetic, sorting=nyt, ...
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What does Biber's Abort Trap 6 mean?

I'm trying to use biber/biblatex for the first time and have run into some problems. When I invoke biber on my document from inside TeXShop, the process appears to hang with the following appearing ...