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 doublequotes in bibtex fields and babel

I have autocreated (Mendeley - so editing by hand will be rendered useful on the next autocreation of the file) bib-files, which contain e.g. ". Unfortunately, those " are treated as the LaTeX ...
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Biblatex authoryear-ibid: Specific Changes in Bibliography

Firstly, thank you tex.stackexchange for being the best TeX-Reference on the web. I have been using the archives for months now and could always find answers to my questions. But now I am stuck: I'm ...
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Several bib.tex entries do not work in combination with biber [closed]

as the title says I have a problem with some of my entries that do not work out while a happy 15 others work. My tex file: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \title{} \author{Me Me} ...
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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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Major problem with biblatex/biber

I've come to work today to find that over the weekend Biblatex has thrown a wobbly and no longer works. Every time I try to run it, it goes immediately to 'process exited with error(s)', and won't ...
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ï & î font encoding

I've one problem in my scrbook, ï and î don't work when I compile my \printbibliography. But the problem come only with these 2 accents… I export my .bib from Papers2 for Mac application, & I ...
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Line breaks of long URLs in bibliography?

I have some long URLs which doesn't contain special "line break characters" like "-" or "/". How can I automatically break these URLs? \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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Problem running Biblatex with bib file exported from Zotero

I am trying since few days to solve a problem with Biblatex, which can't compile any of my references. I am running TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) with Aquamacs as editor, biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7. All ...
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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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Hyperref not working (participants: acro, cleverref, pgfplots, biber). Also not working: '\documentclass[final]'

I am writing on my thesis and I can't get it to work with \documentclass[final]{scrreprt}. pdflatex only passes when the draft option is enabled. Also I am not able to use the hyperref package. I ...
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TeXstudio - Make recognition of bibliography changes work with output_directory parameter

I have a problem regarding TeXstudio (on a Windows machine, using MiKTeX) and the output_directory parameter of biber. I changed this parameter together with the pdflatex parameter aux-directory, so ...
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biblatex control file version newer than expected [closed]

Edit: I found the solution - see below for details. I'm having a problem running biber (see below). $ biber thesis-base INFO - This is Biber 0.9.9 INFO - Logfile is 'thesis-base.blg' INFO - ...
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Biber Installation Corrupted? [duplicate]

I have come across an unusual problem and found no answers after due diligence. I am using Biblatex and Biber but my citations are undefined. Things have worked fine in the past and only changes in ...
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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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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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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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German umlaut in the language-field in the bibliography

If I place a german umlaut like e.g. "ü" in the language-field of a biber entry, and if I then run biber & pdflatex the way I usually do, I get the following error: Missing \endcsname inserted ...
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biber does not seem to work even though the command is found

just manually installed biber (/usr/bin/biber) but it does not work at all. "biber --version" does nothing at all but the command is definitely found. screenshot: ...
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biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files

biblatex supports multiple bibliographies by looking up the 1) entry type, 2) keyword, or 3) category. This is all fine, but in the use case of primary sources and secondary sources: 1) the 'type' ...
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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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How export LaTeX to OpenDocument format with Biblatex references

I am trying to export a LaTeX document to OpenDocument (.odt) format. This operation is requested by some publishers which do not know how to handle LaTeX files. I can't find a way of exporting ...
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Unexpected citation behavior: biblatex with biber and authoryear

The citation style authoryear-comp is designed to output citations of the form '(Doe, 1992)'. (See p. 62 of the biblatex documentation.) This has worked as expected for me, even when using Biber as ...
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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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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 typesetting fails [duplicate]

On MacOs X running updated mactex packages, when I compile my biber file I get this error: data source /var/folders/yf/y69gwrx12kj2jtzrs78vg2vm0000gn/T/par-67696f6e61/cache- ...
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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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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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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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XeLaTeX and Biber do not Produce a *.bbl File

MiKTeX (updated); TeXworks Used to do this a couple of months ago, now after PC and MiKTeX reinstall (Win7) bibliographies on old files seem not to be working any more. Read many similar questions, no ...
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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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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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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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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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Compatibility of bibtex and biblatex bibliography files?

In the answer to bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib the advantages and disadvantages of Biber vs. BibTeX (and of natbib vs. biblatex) were explained. However, one point was omitted: The question ...
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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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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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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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Still about how to set configuration files to print the bibliography with Vim and biber [closed]

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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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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\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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get emacs to automatically use biber instead of bibtex

I was reading the question titled Customizing emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex. In that question, user @PLK mentions that as of auctex 11.87, auctex should automatically check if you are ...
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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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sortname for editor messes up crossrefed entry

In the .bib-file there are two relevant entries -- the crucial point is sortname, for (by using prefix=true) I want to print De Jong, Irene J. F., René Nünlist und Angus M. Bowie but sort the ...