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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\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 ...
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Bibliography - Many different input options for “date” and “year”: How to use in a correct way?

Let's take a look at one classical bibliography-entry for a online-source: (I removed the irrelevant options for better visibility...) @online{ID, ALTauthor = {author}, title = {title}, ...
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Biber/BibLaTex - How to change “n.d.”-letters into custom-letters in case of missing date of literature-entry?

How can I change the "n.d."-letters generated in case of a missing date into custom letters (e.g. "o. J.")? Working minimum-example: % ==== PREAMBEL ...
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Biblatex, basic usage, references not working [duplicate]

I'm using BibLaTex for the first time and I have followed some Web tutorials to use it, but I cannot get it working properly. First, I had a problem when changing the reference style from alphanumeric ...
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Texniccenter: Biber wont find references

After neglecting Windows and Texniccenter for a time, I am now trying to setup my windows machine to also work with my biber files. I was following this very extensive answer. My working file is ...
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Tex - XeLateX - biber how to configure? [duplicate]

I am quite new to latex and I would like to ask you for help with my bibliography. I am using XelateX on TeXworks in Texmaker. I am writing my thesis based on a template for my university. It is said ...
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What's the `biblatex` capacity?

I'm reading the biblatexpackage documentation. In fact, the table 4 describes the reference size capacities of bibtex8 but never give us a comparison or data about the biber capacity and I want to ...
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Biber with LatexTools on SublimeText 2

My current workflow for latex involves using the LatexTools package with Sublime Text 2. I've gotten to a point where not knowing how to do citations is crippling my productivity, but I am unable to ...
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biblatex footcite style

I'm currently using biblatex and biber for my bibliography. While using bibstyle=alphabetic and citestyle=alphabetic generates the desired output, I want to edit the footcite format. As you might ...
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Using \footfullcite{ref}, how can I get the subscript to not be a clickable link?

The following code works fine except I don't want any \footfullcite superscripts to be clickable links. How can I get the superscripts to just be a normal superscripts? \documentclass{paper} ...
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Biber/Biblatex problem (Use of uninitialized value)

So I had a paper ready for a presentation tomorrow, and I decided to add a new reference. Bad idea, this happened when I compiled: Use of uninitialized value $name in string eq at ...
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Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1

Under biber 2.1 my biblatex produces input encoding errors. The same procedures worked smoothly under biblatex 2.9a/biber 1.9, now that I upgraded to biblatex 3.0/biber 2.1 I get the following message ...
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Refer to complex note-like citations

I have recently asked this question about complex note like citations: (How to achieve full compression of references with biber and add comments to grouped citations?) There, I was looking for a ...
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Help with a custom references style

So...I'm not the only one who needs to use some custom style in their bibliography. As I'm annoyed with using office word editors I would like to create a tex template that I can use over and over and ...
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references to WinEdt guide template giving errors [duplicate]

I am using the WinEdt QuickGuide.tex as a template to write a document, however, when I try to include the bibliography like: ...
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adding asterisks to author last name using Chicago Style (meta-analysis)

Similar to this question, I would like to asterisk certain citations in the reference list but using style=chicago-authordate instead of apa. For some reason that I do not know, this small change ...
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ß becomes SS in bibliography with BibLaTeX/Biber and XeLaTeX

Background: I am using BibLaTeX, Biber and XeLaTeX to write a book that contains a bibliography. The bib-file is encoded as UTF-8 and contains "special" characters such as umlauts (ä, ö, ü) and sharp ...
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biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography?

I am having difficulties with setting up the layout of my bibliography. I would like to have a numeric style which does a none sorting so its order is as it appears in the text. Plus I would like my ...
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In-text citation with biblatex-apa not using et al. correctly? Two authors listed before et al

I'm writing my thesis, and have had the strangest behavior from just one in-text citation. I'm using biblatex/biber with the following setup: \documentclass[letterpaper, 11pt, twoside, ...
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no page break between shorthands and bibliography

I am using the following commands for my bibliography: \usepackage[style=verbose-ibid,firstinits=true,sorting=nty,sortcites=true, useprefix=false,isbn=false,maxnames=99,citetracker=true, ...
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Handling interference between biber.conf and \DeclareSourcemap of biblatex?

In the MWE below, I show that I have a bibliographic entry, which has had comment characters % embedded in the abstract field; while this passes with bibtex, with biblatex/biber it makes a problem, ...
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remove asterik in Friggeri template

How can I remove the asterisk under Publicaciones section? I have tried: \renewcommand{\refname}{} \renewcommand{\bibsection}{} \printbibsection{article}{ } Compile with biber option But ...
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Filter not found error using \printbiblist with biblatex (backend Biber)

I'm trying to generate a table of abbreviations from a subset of bibliography entries with short titles. My idea is to use \printbiblist{shorttitle} with a filter so that only references with a ...
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Multiple reference lists using biblatex: how to remove duplicated entries?

I'd like to have two lists of references in my document. However, I want each reference to appear only once in the entire document. \documentclass{article} ...
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Show first author only with \cite (with exceptions) - maxcitenames ignored for some authors

In a presentation I am currently working on, I would like to have all citations look like [LastNameOfFirstAuthor et al. 1999] where 1999 is the year and the "et al." only shows up for multiple ...
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biblatex: don't show pages attribute

I would like to remove the "pages" attribute from .bib files. I tried to pass \usepackage[usepages=false]{biblatex}, which seemed the logical way to do it, based on the documentation, but it does ...
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BibLateX - Missing \begin{document} [closed]

I wanted to use BibLateX with IEEE style, because of urldate. The problem is, I'm getting error: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. I'm using pdftex and bibtex for compilation. I'm ...
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How do I suppress the repetition of \nameaddon information in a biblatex-chicago bibliography?

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography (biblatex-chicago with Biber backend). Thanks to @moewe I am using \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{nameaddon}} ...
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Can I suppress \nameaddon in Footnotes without using \shortcite in Biblatex-Chicago? [duplicate]

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography. This is working well in the bibliography at the end, but doesn't always give the results I want in the ...
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Biblatex/Biber issues (authoryear-icomp, MiKTeX/TexMaker) [duplicate]

I have some problems using Texmaker 4.4.1 with MiKTex 2.9, Biblatex 2.9a, biber 1.9 and Jabref. When compiling, there occur following errors (example): Citation 'ngrip2004' on page 4 undefined ...
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Citations out of order with appendix and split bibliographies in backmatter?

As References before appendix points out, I can use citations both in mainmatter and appendix of a book, with only a single \printbibliography at end of mainmatter and before appendix. In the below ...
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How can I make biber output uniform field name lengths for all entries?

When I run biber, with options biber --tool --output_align --output_indent=2 --output_fieldcase=lower I get: @inproceedings{foo, author = {One, Some}, booktitle = {International Conference ...
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biblatex 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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biblatex 3.0 and APA citation styles [duplicate]

I am using biblatex 3.0 (current with the TeX Live 2015 pretest) and hope to hove APA citations and a bibliography. Instead, the relevant lines shown below in LuaLaTeX generate a PDF with no ...
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Color for subsequent punctuations marks

I use the following code for coloring the brackets of the references in my text. This works fine also for the commas and hyphen in-between the brackets. However the colors for the subsequent ...
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Automatic substitution of spaces in fields with Biber and Biblatex

I have a pretty large .bib file which fields may contain spaces (e.g. the "series" field can be "SIGMOD '99"). When I print the bibliography, some lines are thus broken on these spaces, which is ...
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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography and bibliography-counter

I try to exclude fullcite entries from my Bibliography. I found this very useful answer Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography but i have the problem that this excluded entries still impact ...
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With defernumbers, right biblatex' numeric labels even with skipbib, but wrong in case of citation \AtEndDocument

Context: biblatex 2.9a and biber 1.9. Thanks to defernumbers, biblatex' numeric labels are right even with entries skipped from the bibliography (options={skipbib}), as shown by the following MWE: ...
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ordered citation in text with \autocite{} by date [duplicate]

I hadn't take care about citation order in my phd. I have used \autocite{} as well as \textcite{}. Now I would like to do this job automaticaly... and order by date. It's possible in a less tricky way ...
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used biber for compiling - but receive bibTeX .blg file? [closed]

I want to include a bibliography (biblatex) into my text - I compile with biber, but receive an BibTeX log file, which honestly doesn't make sense for me. I use the newest versions of kile and ...
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BibLaTeX preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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Biblatex/Biber not resolving citation if more than 3 authors cited [duplicate]

I'm using Biblatex and biber for my citation needs, but I have the problem, that one citation remains undefined, if I cite more than 3 authors, with 3 it shows up, with more than that it is undefined! ...
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Biblatex + Biber: missing .bcf file [duplicate]

I'm trying for hours to solve the following problem after having set up my Biblatex and Biber. I'm running a freshly installed TexLive, Texmaker and Biber version on Ubuntu 14.04. Given the ...
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Best practice for biblatex, biber, utf8 files

I use biblatex and biber. I used to use bibtex. So, when I first started writing .bib files I would have entries like this: @article{descartes, Author = {Descartes, Ren{\'{e}}} Title = ...
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BibLaTeX and Textmate [duplicate]

I can't get the BibLaTeX Package to work. When I run the 'create bibiliography'-command from TextMate I get the following error Message INFO - This is Biber 1.9 Command bibtex exited with status 2 ...
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Adding a comma after “et al.” in citations doesn't work for a different language “et al.”

In an assignment, I am required to have citations formatted in the following manner: in the authoryear style with a comma after the andothers-string (normally "et al.") with "et al." translated to ...
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Why are BibTeX and friends separate programs?

Let us compare two tasks that would appear quite similar, at least to my untrained eye: Managing a table of contents and creating a bibliography. In both cases, it involves creating separate files ...
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Chicago-style citations of CJK documents #2

I'm regularly citing East Asian material in styles similar to HJAS (but sometimes in the author-date style). This has been possible thanks to the ingenious solution offered in Chicago-style citations ...
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Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? [closed]

Why won't biber-biblatex work with memoir? Seems that this is a longstanding issue, but I have not discovered any reliable resolution. In this mwe I get errors (i'm summarizing) like undefined refs ...