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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Using biber 1.2 with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm having trouble compiling my document with xelatex using the latest version of biber (1.2) on Windows 7 x64 with MiKTeX. I just updated my MiKTeX packages. As it appears that biber is not included ...
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Parsing a .bcf file to biber in the preamble

I have a biber.conf file with regular expressions for matching and replacing journal names for their abbreviations (following Paul Stanley's advice). Right now the file is located in my home dir as ...
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Show journal abbreviation in reference list with biblatex/biber

This question was previously asked by Yotam who got an answer from Andy Thomas saying he should edit the biber.conf file in order to use biber's regular expressions capacities. I tried this with my ...
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Where to get older versions of biber?

I need a copy of biber v0.99 to go with biblatex v1.7 so I can test some build software in scons. I think I am right that biber v 2.2 won't work with biblatex v1.7.
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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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biblatex: bbl wrong format version [closed]

I am using texlive 2012, and both pdflatex and biber are executed with full path to ensure the correct binary. biblatex has version 2.2, biber 0.9.9. If I run pdflatex, biber, pdflatex I get the ...
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no citations / bibliography after updating biblatex from 1.7 to 2.2

I am using MacTex and Latexian to write my thesis. I use biblatex for my bibliography and everything worked fine until I discovered that I can change the Alphabetic-labels with ...
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biber/biblatex: \printbibliography spits out section heading despite filters/checks

With a setup as reproduced below, I end up with a section heading "Book Chapters" being produced although there is no bib entry to be printed. This leaves me (in my complete setting) with a bunch of ...
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Why do we need add on programs like Biber and MakeIndex?

The creation of biblatex has made bst files obsolete allowing the formatting to be done by LaTeX and not an add on program like BibTeX, but it didn't completely eliminate the need for an add on ...
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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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What will replace the .bib file? [closed]

The .bib file feels like a bit of a hacked together kludge. I mean, it works, but it ain't pretty, and it has some odd limitations. It feels like a replacement, built from the ground up to make the ...
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a way to use bibliography utf8 @string entry keys

Any suggestions how to allow UTF-8 @string macros in the mwe.bib file? [lines 537-539] @string{ Uà = {Università} #. } @string{ Uàdi = Uà#di ...
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How to only cite references by a certain author [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: biblatex: separating publications of a specific author in the bibliography I have a BibTeX file that includes my own publications as well as many others. I'd like to use ...
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Middle names treated in a random way in the bibliography

I do not have a problem with all authors who have a first and surname only; e.g John Smith. Problems come when introducing middle names. John P. Smith, J. P. Smith, J P Smith, Smith, J. P. All these ...
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Biber Compilation Error, Redux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex Encountering a problem discussed a few months ago (see Dummies Guide to Biber) but this time unable to resolve. MWE as follows, ...
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Citing many long URLs (shortening and numbering)

In my thesis I have to quote a lot from a single weblog. The URLs are mostly of this structure: blogname.providername.com/stories/123456 ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Biber fails at supporting { } in author names

I have a bug using Biber and LaTeX: Here is my MNWE: test.bib: @misc{citation1, title = {Any title}, author = {{{Foo} bar}}, }, test.tex: \documentclass{book} ...
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Permanent solution to sporadic breakdown of biber [closed]

Today, I encountered a breakdown of biber for the second time and with no apparent issue. This issue, as well as a fix, has been reported elsewhere reported here. I wanted to know if there is a ...
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texi2dvi does not run biber/bibtex

I use biblatex for references. When I run `PDFLATEX='pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -file-line-error' texi2dvi -p foo.tex', I receive: Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Ambiguity feature in apa style for biber creating non-apa-like et al behavior

we are currently experiencing some issues with the ambiguity feature of apa for biblatex/biber (we use biber) in TexLive 2012. What would be correct with the ambiguity feature: Doe J., Peters M., ...
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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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What's the relation between NbibTeX and biblatex/biber?

Both projects want to replace BibTeX in a way but with different goals. Searching for both search terms at the same time is a rather frustrating experience. Is there any mutual recognition at all? Can ...
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biber tries to treat CJK in .bib as ASCII, despite the file being saved in Unicode -> error in biblatex-chicago references

I'm trying to use a .bib that contains CJK characters for my document which uses biblatex-chicago and biber. However, biber writes out the bibliography in ascii when I run biber <filename>.bcf ...
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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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Biblatex with biber backend results in undefined control sequences but not with bibtex backend [closed]

I use Texmaker (verion 3.4.1) and MikTeX 2.9 (which has been installed one week ago). Texmaker is configured to use biber: I replaced "bibtex %.aux" by "biber %". If I run LaTeX, then the file ...
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Word-by-word sorting of authors in bibliography using biblatex/biber

I am using Biber/biblatex for the bibliography of my forthcoming book. I just received the last round of corrections from the copyeditor, and discovered that the sort order used in my bibliography is ...
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Biblatex or Biber bug? [closed]

Yesterday I updated my MikTex 2.9 distribution (Win XP SP3 32 bit) to biblatex 2.1 along with biber 1.1 and some more. (Following packages were updated: biblatex.tar.lzma... ...
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Citation style in biblatex: (1) get rid of first names; (2) remove comma before year

I'm trying to use biblatex and biber so as to have access to @online, etc. But I'm quite overwhelmed. In-text citations used to just show the last names. Now they are including first names or ...
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Wrong sorting for Biber with Norwegian sortlocale

There is a problem with the sorting for Biber when using sortlocale=nb_NO. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @misc{a,author = {A}} @misc{b,author = {B}} @misc{c,author = ...
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Problems with defbibentryset sorting

I have been using biber/biblatex for a while now and I was used to define multiple citations with defbibentryset and the subentry option for biblatex. This worked nice but since the last update I have ...
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Dummies Guide to Biber

I've spent a good deal of time searching the forum and couldn't find a user-friendly guide to citations with biber using TeXShop or TeXworks on a Mac. I'd like to successfully reproduce a slightly ...
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Issues switching from BibTex to BibLaTeX

I was having issues with the regular BibTeX with trying to get it to print a citation style I wanted. Particularly for SAE papers where it is useful to print the SAE Paper number. So I thought I would ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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Best way to do referencing with LaTeX? - I use Zotero to manage citations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib What's the best way to add references and a bibliography to a LaTeX document? Note: I'm using Zotero as my citation manager, ...
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Cannot process bibliography with a ris file

Minimal code: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=apa]{biblatex} ...
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Biblatex / Biber full citation for first occurrence only

I'm in the process of switching from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/biber. I've searched around but can't seem to find/figure out how to style the citations a particular way and I'd appreciate some help. I'm ...
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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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Missing 'biblatex' package

I'm attempting to create a bibliography using biber, via Tex Live (installed on a Linux Mint 11 machine). My source .bib file is: @article{simon06, author = {Simon, E. and Flaschker, N. and ...
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MultiScript Bibliography using biber/xelatex/polyglossia

I have succeeded in having a multiscript document using polyglossia. I tried to use biber to have a multiscript bibliography. Every thing compiles well but the Arabic Script in the .bib file doesn't ...
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biber.conf: suppress warning when not overwriting a field

I use two fields (type and entrysubtype) in formatting a particular entrytype [explanation below, in case it triggers any thoughts]. In most cases these are the same; occasionally there would be ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) and multi-format bibliographies with biblatex and biber

As a follow-up to this thread, I would like to know if it is possible to extend this further to change the citation format depending on whether kanji or romanization is selected. Japanese entries ...
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Biblatex: How can I get the label [BvB60] instead of [BB60] for an article by “Bach and van Beethoven (1760)”?

I'm using the alphabetic style of biblatex as follows: \usepackage[ style=alphabetic, maxcitenames=3, minnames=3, useprefix=true ]{biblatex} In the .bib-file, I have an entry: ...
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biblatex-apa — biber

I'm using LaTeX for four days now and I have a problem with the biblatex-apa style. Here is the important part of my header: \documentclass[ a4paper, 12pt, %twocolumn, ...
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RefTeX won't find my .bib file in local library tree

RefTeX gives out the following error when trying to insert a citation: No valid bibliography in this document, and no default available I keep a master .bib file in ...
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Custom inheritance rules not working with biblatex

I work on a document (XeLaTeX), where many mixed language collections are cited. Using biblatex I can make use of the hyphenation field to switch between different languages (although the babel-option ...
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BibLaTeX Biber in TeXnicCenter does not produce bibliography

I recently changed to backend=biber after some problems with encoding in bibtex8 ( Biblatex encoding ). Everything seemed to work fine until I added some references and updated the bibliography file. ...
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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently ...
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Biber broken on debian wheezy/sid texlive 2011

After an update of texlive 2011 (two days ago), biber (version 0.9.9) is completely broken. The solution found via google (deleting directory /tmp/par-.....) does not work. The Error is: ~/Git/DISS$ ...