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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Authors print customization in biblatex, package Biblatex-GOST

I use gost-numeric style in xelatex-biblatex-biber. I need changes concerning authors at least in @book and @article types but also it wil be good to see them in all types. When authors are 4 or more ...
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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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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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List all co-authors

I'm listing all my publications using biblatex (for my resume), using a separate bib file (lastname.bib). I'm using biblatex with biber backend. I would add a section to list all my co-authors. Is ...
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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 can I add Volume/Series/Doi/ for Books

How can I add the Series for books as: @book{blaa, Author = {First Last}, Publisher = {GAGA Publishing}, Address = {New York, NY, USA}, Series = {Lecture Notes in Something Cool}, ...
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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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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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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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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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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to gracefully handle 1 missing bib file when multiple bib resources are supplied?

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9, LyX 2.1.3, and biblatex/biber for bibliography management. I need to have a portable set of project files since I'm working on multiple computers and everything is synchronized ...
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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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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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Highlight an author in bibliography using biblatex allowing bibliography style to format it

I am writing my thesis and I want to highlight my name in the publications using the \fullcite{} while keeping the main bibliography untouched (if not possible, the name can also be highlighted ...
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Has anybody implemented Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) style bibliographies with a biblatex/biber solution?

There already exists an SAE class on CTAN contributed by Axel Franke, which although it is 15 years old (last update 2000-11-14) is still workable with a few tweaks, I think. The problem I am facing ...
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Can't work biblatex referencing correctly. Source file doesn't change [closed]

Sorry for asking such a dumb question. But some reason, when I change source of my citations using \addbibresource{}, it doesn't work. It is temporarily saving the first source file when I start the ...
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biber and ~ provides an incorrect output

As I usually do, I use ~ when I use abbreviations in bibliographies. To my surprise, when I do this using biber it duplicates the initials that are abbreviated. Nevertheless, if I change to ...
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Biblatex, refsection and ids produces unstable output. How can I correct this?

I ran across an unfamiliar error when running Biber. The error turns out to depend on the use of an old bibkey defined in ids rather than the new bibkey. When I switch to the new bibkey, Biber ...
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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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Biblatex citation comments [closed]

So I decided to join the 21st century and ditch bibtex and natbib for biber and biblatex. I'm having an issue getting the citation comments to work, though. What I want is to have a short comment ...