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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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

I am using MikTex 64 bit. Unfortunetely it has no biber.exe. Is it possible to take biber from, e.g., MikTex 32 bit? If yes, how to do that? I've heard that biber.exe needs perl library.
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biber eating \langle and \rangle commands

I have some entries in my reference list that contain \langle and \rangle signs in their title like the one in the following MWE: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @BOOK{test, author = {A. Uthor}, ...
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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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Biblatex, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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Continuous error messages despite positive results when checked with minimal working example! [closed]

I get following error messages, I ran several checks, but just can't figure out where they're comming from! I use MikTex 2.9 and Biber 1.7. These are the error messages: Line255: File ended while ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

I am starting to use biber with biblatex for my bibliography. I cite books in French and Spanish therefore several books and articles have accented letters in titles or author's names. I hadn't had ...
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Setting up TexMaker on Mac to work with biber

I am trying to make TexMaker (Mac) work with biber. I, naively, tried to change the configuration of the TexMaker by replacing bibtex by biber, but of course such a primitive way of solving issues ...
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biber cannot find my .bib file [closed]

(Please bear with me I am new here so hope this question is not off-topic as my previous-first one was). I am using TeXShop, biblatex and biber, but my biber does not seem to be able to locate my ...
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biber citekey order error [closed]

I keep getting the error when compiling my thesis: Entity: line 1957: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document <bcf:citekey order="17">Bell20 ^ when I compile my file and I ...
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Remove parentheses for event date

How can I remove the parentheses of event date? I have tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} \usepackage{xpatch} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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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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Biber, TeX Live 2013, and OS X 10.9

This question is related to the question Tufte-Style Asides. I downloaded caesar_example.tex from Github sources and complied it from TeXShop. The output file caesar_example.pdf does not contain the ...
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\DeclareNumChars and commands in page field

I am creating a tools to manage manuscripts in classical philology. These manuscript are paginated by folio, each folio have a recto and a verso. So when citing a manuscript, we says the folio and the ...
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Ignore a bibliography field [e.g. “urldate”] for eliminating of biblatex/biber warnings

I have a large bibliography generated by a reference manager program (Citavi, but it can be anything else). The urldate field of all references is formatted as urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}, which is not ...
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\printbibliography is always blank (warnings given)

I cannot get a bibliography working using biblatex. Even the most basic example doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{refs.bib} @BOOK {KandR, ...
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Changing order of fields for @incollection / @inbook [duplicate]

For one chapter references (@inbook{Ramberg2013) I need to change the field order. The field order after In: needs to be Initials. Surname of author/editor(s) followed by ed/eds. if relevant. _title ...
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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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Biblatex urldate set to today

When writing a document I want the urldate (the date of visit) of online bibliographical entries set to the day of compilation. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use the new zoterordfxml feature of Biber?

I use zotero to manage my bibliography and Biblatex + biber to use it. For now, I export a .bib file and use it with Emacs+AUCTex. I can cite in a very easy way by using Ctrl[ (AUCTex cite feature ...
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Undefined control sequence in \printbibliography (biblatex)

EDIT: On a suggestion I added: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and changed \bibliography{citations.bib} into \addbibresrouce{citations.bib} This solved this specific problem, even though I now ...
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In-text references are not alphabetically ordered

I am using BibLaTex with APA style and Biber backend. The example document of biblatex-apa states that multiple in-text references should be automatically ordered complying the APA 6 style ...
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Related field in biblatex : page

I would like to use the "related" field provided by the biblatex package. But as I read the documentation, it implies to use only a entry key, and I would like a part of a book, not all the book. So ...
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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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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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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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problems with biblatex and biber

I have tried to make biber to work on my machine, unsuccessfully. I have searched all over and have read all the biblatex-biber related posts, but nothing seems to do the trick. Here is a Minimal (Not ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 (for x86), Win 7 (x64): biber not running as if not installed [closed]

I installed biber through MiKTeX's package manager but when trying to compile my references, nothing happens, as if biber was not installed when, in fact, its .exe is present under C:\Program Files ...
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Still about how to set configuration files to print the bibliography with Vim and biber

Although I read some posts on this site about vim and biber, still I'm not able to compile correctly. Following some suggestion, I put in my texcr (at line 96) TexLet g:Tex_MultipleCompileFormats = ...
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\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} does not work, backend=bibtex works

When using the backend=biber option, I get a warning: package Biblatex warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: (biblatex) myproject Result: References are not recognized. Yes. A similar ...
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Bibtex not running after upgrading Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I'm having problems with my latex installation on Ubuntu 13.10. Have been using it successfully for a while on Ubuntu 13.04, after I updated bibtex doesn't seem to work. The error I get is: This is ...
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Bibliography order

I have some problems with the bibliography's ordering. I need the bibliography's elements to be ordered by author first and then by year. This is how some articles appear in my document now: As you ...
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Prevent biblatex from printing the language name and use language only for hyphenation

In my .bib-file the language field is filled out in all entries. As MWE, they all look (as expected) like: @Collection{Bakker:Grammar, editor = {Egbert J[an] Bakker}, gender = {sm}, title ...
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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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Biblatex-chicago and bibliography compilation problem [closed]

Taking all your comment into consideration this is my problem. I am writing my PhD dissertation on a Macbook using OSX Mactex2013 and textMate. Every now and then I have an issue with compiling the ...
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BibLaTeX isn't writing out bibliography [closed]

I'm using the following in my main.tex file: \documentclass[12pt,oneside]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Biber problem with a bib file exported by Mendeley [closed]

I was trying biblatex/biber in TexWorks. The LaTeX and bib file works when I use biblatex but failed to compile when I use biber. Here are my LaTeX file and the bib file. The last entry in the bib ...
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apa6, latex, and biber - cannot get the workflow down. and when it does work it appears faulty

Sorry for the nebulous title, but I have several problems (all related which is why there is a single post). My Setup: I am using Win32 + TeXworks with MiKeTeX. I believe everything is up-to-date. ...
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Output for date ranges of publication in biblatex-apa

Please consider the following \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @book{test1, address = {Edinburgh}, title = {I and thou}, publisher = {T. \& {T}. ...
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Biber: problems with UTF8 files

I am running Biber 1.7 (newest) and the matching Biblatex (newest) on AMD64, the distribution is Gentoo with UTF8 locale. The editor being used is Kile and the MWE is compiled with XeLaTeX. MWE, ...
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“Missing $ inserted” error in bibliography, no underscores

When I compile my thesis the following error pops up: Underfull \hbox (badness 1264) in paragraph at lines 61--61 []\T1/ppl/m/n/12 ^^U^^U^^U.^^P Naples 2008, or, the Waste Land: Trash, Citizenship, ...
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Inconsistency with period at the end of bib entry with original date

LaTeX apparently treats the same case with two different outputs. When a bib entry has origdate according to the APA style, the string (Original work published xxx) should be appended at the end of ...
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How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
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Workaround for reprinted items in bibliography

I am trying to find a way to indicate that a chapter is a reprint (in the following MWE, test1 is a reprint of test2). I had a look at this but I would like a solution that does not require adding ...
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Suppress month in biblatex-apa

Please consider the following MWE \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @article{test1, title = {Structural holes and good ideas}, volume = {110}, issn = ...
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Error using XeLaTeX and Biber to cite sources

I am using Biber to cite my sources with biblatex-apa, with the package apa6 on OS X. Everything was going smoothly until I added a certain source which caused xelatex to stop compiling with the ...
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How do I remove citation number from footcite

How can I display footnote citations with only the citation text without any footnote number (and also remove it in the text). For example, I would like to get the following footnote (MWE follows): ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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What's the deal with the biber icon? [closed]

I don't even know if this question should be posted on Meta, but I'm not sure it should go to the regular site as well, so I apollogize in advance. I don't know if you have also had the same ...