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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Colon in bibliography keys incompatible with babel, biblatex and tex4ht

Keys are labeled as author:year in my BibTeX file. For example, @article{John:2000, author={John}, year={2000}, ...}. This scheme works well with pdftex, biblatex and mk4ht oolatex. But if in ...
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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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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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\addbibresource[location=remote] does not resolve cross-references

Edit: As per moewe's suggestion, the MWE is now truly minimal (I think). I removed the need for multiple .bib files by removing abbreviations, and made the main .bib file smaller (exactly as shown ...
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extract cited entries from bibliography with biber [closed]

According to the manual and many posts I should be able to do: biber --output_format=bibtex test.bcf And I'll get a new .bib file called test_biber.bib containing all cited entries in test.tex, ...
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Datamodel in biblatex, hashname and biber [closed]

I'm trying to create my own biblatex datamodel to describe medieval manuscripts. My .dbx file is actually \DeclareDatamodelEntrytypes{manuscript} \DeclareDatamodelEntryfields[manuscript]{Datation} ...
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biblatex messing up citation entry with lots of authors

Here is the citation: @Article{boker2011, Author = {Boker, S. and Neale, M. and Maes, H. and Wilde, M. and Spiegel, M. and Brick, T. and Spies, J. and Estabrook, ...
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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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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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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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biblatex multiple sourcemap : add field to entry

I am trying to add a field to biblatex entries in the texfile. I am currently not able to apply a rule to one entry then apply it other rules to other entries. I defined a command to add a field. ...
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Including an asterisk in a reference item number [duplicate]

How do I add a mark (asterisk/dagger) to a particular bib entry, based on a keyword? For example consider the bib file: @article{Doe2012a, author = {J. Doe}, title = {Lorem Ipsum -- Part ...
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biblatex biber non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names [closed]

I am back where I was when I switched from stock bibtex to biblatex-biber: (cyrillic) non-latin UTF-8 names in the bibliography. It's why I started using biber in the first place, the same would ...
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“Cannot find file” error when running biber

I'm commuting to using the new biber/biblatex system of referencing. Previously I have been using bibtex as a backend and have tried converting to biber. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 under windows xp sp3. I ...
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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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Bibliography style DIN 1505 T2

I'm trying to adapt the German bibliography norm DIN 1505 T2. As seen in my minimal example, I almost managed it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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RStudio and biber [duplicate]

Can someone please help me get the code below to work but by running biber, not bibtex? I have a biblatex style (nejm) that only works with biber. I'm currently running RStudio 0.98.501 and this is ...
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Conditionally Hiding Parts of Bibtex Fields Depending on Language Field Value

I would like to create a document with a bibliography using XeLaTeX with Biber. In the bibliography, there are Chinese books and articles, as well as English or German ones. Some of the authors have ...
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Biblatex, Biber pdflatex: undefined references

I'm tring to use biblatex with biber (Miktex 2.9 32bit on Win7 64bit), but I can't get it to work: Here is my MWE: \listfiles % shows used packages in a list in log file ...
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friggeri CV biblatex problem? [closed]

I am trying to compile the cv template given here I am using ubuntu 13.04, TeXStudio 2.5.2 and TeXLive 2012. I set up texstudio to use biber to compile the biblatex entries and also modified the code ...
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biber + WinEdt references not printing

I'm having difficulty with references printing using WinEdt + biber. The problem looks just like this post: http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblatex-biber/forums/forum/824416/topic/5413419 ...
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Redefine cite commands after first citation in biber [closed]

I am using biber as a backend for biblatex with the alphabetic style. I want to work the textcite and citeauthor commands to work as follows: If I use one of the above commands the first time for a ...
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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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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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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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defernumbers causes wrong indentation

Addendum 2: This has been fixed in the latest 3.0 dev version. Thank you, PLK! Addendum: This question will probably be closed because it is to do with a development version of biblatex 3.0. For ...
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“Segment not found” when using \printbibliography[segment=x] and \includeonly

Addendum: @PLK has commented below on the feasibility of this: I can't see how this could work - \includeonly would have to be changed to be aware of biblatex-specific internals such as the ...
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biblatex: No period after book and collection titles

I have been trying to modify existing biblatex styles to match the PNAS citation guidelines and I have an issue with the title delimiter. PNAS expects book and collection citations to be of this ...
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Cite Command with a Customised Field for Biblatex

I am writing a PhD and my mentor wants me to use a specific short form of citation in the footnotes and long one in the bibliography at the end of the work. So basically I need to have three short ...
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Problems printing bibliography with \nocite{*} and biblatex/biber [closed]

I'm having trouble getting the entire bibliography to show up when using \nocite{*}. Here's an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} ...
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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 multiple authors name and initials wrong order [duplicate]

I'm using biblatex for my report and I've run into a small problem. When I have multiple authors in my .bib file my bibliography displays the initials of the authors (after the first) in the wrong ...