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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! 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 "tesi....
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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} \input{...
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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 [1],...
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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 there)....
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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 backend=...
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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 ...
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Biber produces empty bbl file [closed]

I always wanted to switch from BibTeX to BibLaTeX, so I thought I'd give it a try today. After some reading on the manual, I eventually managed to convert all commands to the new syntax. Neither ...
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\printbibliography writing “.bib” at bottom of bibliography

I seem to be getting a weird error in my thesis' bibliography. All entries are looking as they are supposed to, but for some reason after the last entry latex writes the line "references.bib" (which ...
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Neither bibliography nor cites printed (biber)

I've had a rough time trying to print a bibliography in a document. I wrote a MWE and found even more issues. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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Select (child)entrytype for DeclareLabelalphaTemplate in BibLaTeX

I want to cite an ISO Standard with BibLaTeX as proposed here. However, as for the citation style alphabetic, the label of \cite{iso704} is "ISO00" and what I want is "ISO 704:2000". The style is ...
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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 --output-...
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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 either....
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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| "/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-...
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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 ...