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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Biblatex sees 2 names as 1 [duplicate]

For 1 specific citation (and only for that one) with many authors, biblatex keeps on using "author1, author2, et al" even though for everything else it is correctly using only 1 author when there are ...
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Problem with .bib files in OS X 10.11

I am not so very able to use advanced TeX options... I have upgraded my OS X to 10.11 and now the .bib files which were in the personal tree can't be recognised! In 10.10 I made a directory /usr/texmf ...
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Problems with Texstudio combined with Biblatex/Biber [closed]

enter image description hereI have read almost all of the questions already asked related to my question but did not find the answer that worked for me. I am a Latex newbie and cannot figure out how ...
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Biber and german umlauts

I have a problem with biber (2.1) and german umlauts. My bibliography Thesis.bib has only one entry: @article{cite1, author = {G{\"{o}}, A.}, journal = {journal}, title = {{lalelu}}, } ...
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How do I include math mode in a bibliography entry with ieee style?

I just spent a while identifying that this one reference in my bib file was preventing compilation after running bib mwe. I get the error: ! Extra }, or forgotten $.. I found that it would compile ...
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Get TeX to output a minimal .bib file? [duplicate]

Is there a way I can get LaTeX to output a .bib file containing only the citations actually in my document? I often copy and past over old .bib files, which makes them rather unweildy over time. Is ...
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Error: Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the “backend=biber” option to BibLaTeX?

When I compile my Latex file, I get this error: ERROR - Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX? Do you have any idea what is the source of ...
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Biblatex/Biber: Comma before “in” after title

I want to achieve something like this: Stachelhaus, Thomas: „Ist er noch wer, wenn er nicht mehr er ist?“ – Identität und Identitätsverlust in Franz Kafkas ‚Die Verwandlung‘ und Paul Austers ...
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Using apa with biblatex [duplicate]

I am very new to Latex and I try to use Biblatex with APA style. Here is an example_ \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=apa]{biblatex} \addbibresource{test.bib} ...
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How to sort a .bib file with biber?

I try to use biber (version 2.1) tool mode (--tool) to sort my .bib file using the standard sorting configuration in the manual, but no matter what I do and no matter how I tweak the sorting ...
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Is it expected that Biber converts escape sequences into non-processable Unicode representations?

I am trying to compile a document using BibLaTeX and Biber that references a document by a Latvian author whose surname contains an a with a macron diacritical mark (ā). Without the ...
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How to use Biber with BibLaTeX from the command line

After receiving the suggestion to switch to using Biber in another quesiton, I am now giving it a try. Unfortunately, I seem to invariably end up with the messages LaTeX Warning: Citation 'History' ...
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Bibdesk incompatible webpage field

! Package biblatex Error: No driver found. throwing errors I can't find a driver for the entry type 'url' and I can't find a driver for the entry type 'webpage' and there is no fallback driver ...
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Grouping sorted bibliographyies by langid

I know I can group bibliographyes by keyword. But this is not a case, becouse if i dont use alphabetical sorting and numeric style I can split bibliography by keywords. But if I want sorted ...
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Biblatex-Chicago Author-Date in Footnote

I have looked at Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles but still need some help. I want a second non-consecutive footnote to be Author Year, p. Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer (NY:NYU P.,1990), 201. ...
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XeLaTex, Biber, XeLaTeX mac terminal mactex2015

Want to compile with terminal. Currently options that work in texmaker are "/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-darwin/xelatex" -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex| ...
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Is “group=false” option from “standalone” package incompatible with “\addbibresource” from “biblatex”?

Edit. I edit my question in order to make it clearer. Preamble. Thanks to filecontents environment, the compilation of the following with pdflatex generates two subfiles: a bibliographic file: ...
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biblatex and \filteror to produce a combined list of abbreviations

My end goal is to try and produce a combined list of abbreviations from a number of fields. (I'm happy to hear if I'm going about this in the wrong way.) Note too that I realise that my implementation ...
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How can I print the equivalent of \textcite{} in the bibliography for a cross-referenced entry using Biblatex/Biber?

When an entry in my bibliography includes the crossref field, I would like it to print that information as if it were a regular citation in the text, provided the cross-referenced entry is included in ...
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How to suppress author in a full citation using XeLaTeX, biblatex and Biber?

How can I do a full citation, but suppress only the author while keeping a complete entry in my .bib file and keep a full complete citation in the rest of the document and in the bibliography? I use ...
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Biblatex and CiteULike as a remote bib database [closed]

By reading the Biblatex package doc, I understand I can use my CiteULike bibliographic database as a resource, if only I specify the correct URL as a remote databibresource, and if I use biber as a ...
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Biblatex linebreaks inside \cite

I'm currently confronted with some problems regarding linebreaks inside citations. I'm using biblatex with a biber backend. config: \usepackage[hidelinks,breaklinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{csquotes} ...
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biber not working anymore [closed]

I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX and yesterday everything worked fine. Today however, biber isn't working properly (aka at all). I always get the following error: Use of uninitialized value ...
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force biblatex (biber) to use english even \usepackage[french]{babel} is used

My biblio.bib file is: @article{D-V, author = {David, Wu and Vitas, Vang}, title = {XXX.}, journal = {YYY}, year = {2006}, volume = {12}, %%% number={1}, pages={78--102}, ...
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biblatex numbering different on two computers

I'm running my CV, which is compiled by calling pdflatex main biber main --output-safechars pdflatex main pdflatex main % shouldn't be necessary but added delay negligible When I run this script ...
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Package inputenc Error Unicode \u8 not set up for use with Latex only on OSX

I'm running my CV, which is compiled by calling pdflatex then biber then pdflatex twice. I have a .bib file generated in Mendeley which biber is reading. When I run this script on my Mac laptop, I ...
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sortlocale no longer works with current versions of biblatex and biber [closed]

With the most recent versions of biblatex (v. 3.0) and biber (v. 2.1), the sortlocale option has no longer any effect. This code, then, will no longer produce the correctly sorted Norwegian ...
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Biber and traditional alpha citation style [duplicate]

Beace of Bibtex issues with UTF8 characters, I switched to using BibLaTex in conjunction with Biber. I installed the biblatex-trad package to get traditional citation styles. However, even by using ...
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How to deal with “please cite as” using biblatex and biber

Often, when working with online resources and online databases, you get statements such as the following: When refering to the site in publications please cite the following references: AJG ...
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Multiple publishers and locations with biber/biblatex

I want to cite a book which has two different publishers (for the same edition), each with its own location, and I want the bibliography to reflect that. I am using biber/biblatex. Can this be ...
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In-text citation of book with year:page [duplicate]

I apologize if this question has been asked before, I wasn't able to find anything that exactly fit what I was trying to do. I'm attempting to change my citations in order to display the page number ...
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disambiguation surprise in textcite with biblatex, biber, and authoryear [duplicate]

Here is behavior that surprised me and took me a while to track down, so I thought I would share it. In \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear]{biblatex} ...
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How to (re)run Biber on the file

I got this message "Please (re)run Biber on the file: output and rerun LaTeX afterwards." and I don't know how to rerun biber. Sorry I m Beginner.
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Are comments discouraged in a BibTeX file?

biber complains about "junk" in what should be seen rather as commented-out lines in a BibTeX file. I was wondering if comments are discouraged in BibTeX at all. \documentclass {article} ...
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List of the most common causes and solutions to bugs compiling bibliographies in TeX

I start using the Texmaker on my home PC, when I try to run my files I get an error message from this type: INFO - This is biber 0.9.2 INFO - Logfile is 'bibertest.blg' FATAL - Cannot find control ...
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Get a list of uncited entries in a BibTeX file

Suppose I have a rather large BibTeX bibliography file that contains both works cited in a paper as well as works I saved to my bibliography without actually citing them in my paper. Is there a way ...
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alphalabel in multilanguage bibliography in biblatex with biber and babel

I search and found no similar question. I know XeLatex is a one of the solution, but it seems is doable in Babel also My setup: Miktex 2.9 with Babel 2015/08/03 3.9m and Biber 2.1 This is MWE ...
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Biber suddenly stopped working in sharelatex [closed]

I am a biochemistry graduate student writing his M.Sc. thesis using Latex for the first time. I am about to submit my final draft. I was applying some of my supervisor's corrections and adding new ...
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Changing biblatex's sorting within the document

I am using multiple refsections in my document and I need to sort the respective bibliographies differently. E.g., let's say I want one refsection to be as ...
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Is it possible to add entries to the bibliography based on keyword using Biblatex/Biber and within the document code?

I would like to print a bibliography which includes all entries with a certain keyword (and possibly some additional entries). I know that I can filter by keyword when I print the bibliography using ...
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How to change a \NewDocumentCommand-based \cite command to accept biblatex-style arguments?

Over at How to quote encyclopedia articles differently from books, magazines, etc. with Biblatex?, I was greatly helped with a macro which solved the question as it was asked. I'd now like to change ...
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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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How to add “and others” at the end of a \parencites citation?

I'm sorry to ask something I can't really show code for, but I've no idea where even to start. At the moment, I have a bibliography entry that looks like this: @book{andothers, title = {and ...
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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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How do I change the alpha-style citation callout string?

I am new to this forum and I looked, searched all articles that I think may have similar topics. But my question is still open. Maybe it's because my LaTeX skills are not the best. Topic: I am ...
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Multiple bibliographies in biblatex without keyword

I have read the questions: biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files and sorting multiple bibliographies in biblatex, but although I profoundly respect all the work that ...
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Biber/BibLaTeX - How to insert a small-space inside \parencite's-[post]-bracket automatically? Example: (cf. Doe, 1998, page <toobigspace> 25)

Imagine an ordinary Harvard-citation-style by using the \parencite-function: The application in it's initial state... \parencite[pre][post]{authorID} ... in practice, will be used like this... ...
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Finding out automatically generated sortkeys

If I want to manually place an entry in my bibliography at another place I can do so using the sortkey. But, to be able to do that I will need to know its neighbours' sortkeys or whatever the ...
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\textbackslash in a field of a bibliographic entry

Is there a way to include a backslash in the title field a bibliographic entry? The MWE below keeps erroring out with ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> Faster \unfolding ...
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Reference order while using utf8 and biber

I have a problem with ordering of the references, while using utf8 with biber. I need utf8, because some surnames in Slovenian use Š, Č and Ž (I know I could use \v{} syntax, but biber complains ...