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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Highlighting particular bibliography entries

I'm trying to create a bibliography in which certain items are highlighted as being more important. Ideally this would put an asterisk at the front of that particular item while leaving the sorting ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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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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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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Can't replace non-ascii characters with biblatex

This is a follow-up to my question Translate content in fields in bibliography entries (biblatex), which revealed a problem when trying to replace content in a .bib file when that content contain ...
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Biblatex/biber keep cycling and not settle when using custom sort

I'm trying to do a custom sort: citation order -> year/month -> author -> title I think I got it in the style in the code below. However, when I run it: pdflatex -> biber -> pdflatex -> pdflatex. ...
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How to get a 1-click compilation of XeLaTeX with Biber using arara?

I want to use XeLaTeX as typesetting engine and Biber for my references. I want to have a 1-click-compilation setup, preferably in a GUI editor. I work on Windows, thus a solution for TeXworks or ...
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biblatex-chicago and biber problem: unprocessed references, left with citation keys in pdf

I'm trying desperately to learn LaTeX for writing humanities papers. I'm using TeXShop for Mac and I try to produce a biblatex-chicago style document using biber. I've tried to put together templates ...
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\DeclareDatamodelEntryfields : make biber does'nt work

that is a a completion of my question Datamodel in biblatex, hashname and biber, but I opened a new question because the problem is more problematic. If any roots want to merge, no problem. I want ...
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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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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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\DeclareLabelname not working in biblatex 3.0

I recently upgraded to TeX Live 2015 and biblatex version 3.0. Since the upgrade, there is unexpected behavior with respect to my in-text author-year citations. As I describe in this answer, I ...
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Add URL field to footcites using style=authortitle-icomp

I would like to add the field URL for footcited @online{} items. The biblatex manual was not helpful for me. I use biber and biblatex with the following options: \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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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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Texstudio + Biber + build folder

I used this tutorial to export my auxiliary files into a different directory. Basically i just add -aux-directory=build in Options -> Configure -> Commands and added the build folder into ...
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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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“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 quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?

I'm using a lot of articles from multi-volume encyclopedias in my work. To this end, I've set the articles up using the crossref attribute in the bibliography file. The citation style used is ...
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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/biblatex: \DeclareSourcemap conflicting with bcf file? [closed]

So I'm trying to get \DeclareSourcemap working according to the biblatex manual. Here's my code: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{p.bib} @article{A1, author={Aa, A and Bb, B}, ...
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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 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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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 ...