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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Including an asterisk in a reference item number [duplicate]

How do I add a mark (asterisk/dagger) to a particular bib entry, based on a keyword? For example consider the bib file: @article{Doe2012a, author = {J. Doe}, title = {Lorem Ipsum -- Part ...
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How to get biber to pass fields into the .bbl file?

I'm using biblatex and biber, and trying to modify the usual styles to include a field for the AMS MathReviews number. My BibTeX file (well, I guess it's a Biber file now) has mrnumber fields, and ...
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“Missing character” or “does not map to ascii” message with biblatex and biber

I started drafting a question here but then, through some further work, found a solution. I though it might be worth putting in what I found here for others. The problem relates to using biber as a ...
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Biblatex: 2 custom fields, only one is working

Following this question BibLaTeX/BibTeX custom field to show file link and Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex I get it to work (well, more or less). In the code below I defined a ...
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TeXcount and biblatex

I have recently switched from BibTeX to the biblatex package (using the Biber back-end) and I can only subscribe what others have already said about its many virtues. This question is not so much ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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biber breaks when it's run [closed]

I'm trying to use biber with biblatex under windows xp. However, when I run it with any argument including biber --help it breaks with the same error message: Biber/Utils.pm did not return a true ...
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biblatex: filter out publications from a specific author without biber with many authors

this is follow-up to a recent question: On my system with TexLive 2012 (biblatex 1.7-1), I am trying to separate the publications of a specific author from all other references (e.g. in case you want ...
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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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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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Non-ASCII characters in Biblatex

I am using biblatex with backend=biber and the following .bib file: @article{concellon_synthesis_2006, title = {Synthesis of Enantiopure ({αS,βS)-} or ({αR,βS)-β-Amino} Alcohols by Complete ...
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Multilingual bibliographies with biblatex-chicago babel hyphenation

Don't know what I did (if I did anything) but seems multilingual libraries don't work for me anymore... I have some german and english references in an english document and so I want that english ...
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maxnames in biber

I'm trying to set maxnames in my biber option, but it doesn't work. I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong. My MWE is: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,german]{scrartcl} ...
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Journal abbreviation mapping mystery [closed]

Here is my tex document: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[bibstyle=authoryear-icomp, citestyle=authoryear-icomp, uniquename=false, uniquelist=false, firstinits=true, maxbibnames=5, ...
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Preserve line breaks/newlines when parsing bib file with biber

Since the answer to the original question is "This is not possible", my new question is: How do I write a shell script, in which I can define the original bib file, the fields in which new line ...
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How to set prenote for \cite globally using biblatex?

How can I set prenote for \cite globally with the possibility to pass an individual option via optional parameter to a single \cite command? It should work like this: \cite{key} --> ...
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Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex

Today I detected that biblatex, biber or whatever is responsible for citations and bibliography does not work correctly on my tex-files. I can think of two reasons for it: Maybe my engine-file (I am ...
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Citation not shown in pdf [closed]

I have some troubles with citations and biber. I'm citing a paper several times and point to different sections in that paper. But sometimes the citation is not shown in the pdf. I can't comprehend ...
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Biblatex/biber keep cycling and not settle when using custom sort

I'm trying to do a custom sort: citation order -> year/month -> author -> title I think I got it in the style in the code below. However, when I run it: pdflatex -> biber -> pdflatex -> pdflatex. ...
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How to get a 1-click compilation of XeLaTeX with Biber using arara?

I want to use XeLaTeX as typesetting engine and Biber for my references. I want to have a 1-click-compilation setup, preferably in a GUI editor. I work on Windows, thus a solution for TeXworks or ...
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Biblatex/biber non-consecutive numbering references by type when using multiple bibliographies

I'm trying to have two bibliographies in one document. The first on is the normal references. And the later is intended to be a publication list and should be separated by type. I managed to split ...
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How to use a particular field in a specific entry type for sorting in biblatex

In answering this question: Creating Entry in Bibtex for Executive Orders I gave a biblatex solution which used a new entry type for Executive Orders. This particular entry type has no author, but ...
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Literature with Biber generates strange citations: firstnames appear erratically

I had been using bibtex and then biblatex for quite some time. For the newest edition of my book I moved to biber. I happened t notice that firstnames are sometimes generated and sometimes not. Has ...
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Unicode characters do not appear in IEEE style bibliography

I cannot get Unicode characters to appear in the IEEE style bibliography with biblatex and biber. Shown below are minimal working examples. \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[style=ieee, ...
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How to automate biber within TeXnicCenter?

I am trying to automate my LaTeX pdf output within TeXnicCenter. I am using pdflatex with biber and it's been proposed to get the following settings: However, whenever I add a new \autocite{xyz} in ...
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BibLaTeX not settling down when using multiple styles

I use BibLaTeX with two different bibliography styles, one with author-year style (for publications) and the other one with simple numeric style for online references, but pdfLaTeX never really ...
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biblatex: Setting maxnames on individual entries

I'm using biblatex (with biber as backend). I use the global maxnames option to shorten author lists (with "et al."). However, I would like to create some exceptions to this rule for some specific ...
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Using BibTeX keys containing parentheses with Biber

I am trying to move to using biblatex with Biber rather than BibTeX. unfortunately, nearly all of my BibTeX entries have keys that include colons and parentheses. like, @BOOK{Chambers+Hastie:(92), ...
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BibTeX or biblatex/Biber 'private communication' entry

What is the correct way to cite "private communications" and similar sources that seem not to belong into the .bib database. I am using biber and biblatex with TL2012
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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Is something wrong with @STRING processing between Jabref and biber?

I've just been revisiting bibliographies, and trying to manage them with Jabref. I seem to have found something wrong with @strings (or my understanding of them). In my pre-Jabref .bib file, I have: ...
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Suddenly I cannot compile my bibTex files anymore (Biber, TeXmaker, MacTeX) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex I am currently working on a bunch of little assignments for university. Everything was fine until yesterday: All of a sudden ...
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Comment out sections of text in bib file

What's the correct way to comment out sections of explanatory text (included for humans to read) in a .bib file? I would like biber/biblatex to simply ignore this text. When I put in text like ...
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Quotes missing around title of arXiv papers (biblatex + biber)

I am using biblatex and biber. Here is a sample LaTeX file. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,firstinits,style=numeric-comp,maxnames=99]{biblatex} ...
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How to remove month from bibliography using biber? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable month in biblatex bibliography? How to print only year (no day/month) with Biblatex I use (Author Year) as citation style and want to create a bibliography ...
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How to move the note field out and away from the main reference using biblatex?

I'm using biblatex to created a list of publications in an academic CV. I'd like to list my publications and outline my contribution to each publication after each listed publication. My current idea ...
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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 not producing any output file [closed]

Biber is said to have many advantages for those writing in languages other than English but I have been unable to get the results I used to have with bibtex. I have Lyx 2.0.5.1, biblatex 1.7, and ...
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Colon in bibliography keys incompatible with babel, biblatex and tex4ht

Keys are labeled as author:year in my BibTeX file. For example, @article{John:2000, author={John}, year={2000}, ...}. This scheme works well with pdftex, biblatex and mk4ht oolatex. But if in ...
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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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Customising emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex

I use biblatex, but I still go through running bibtex on my .bib files, rather than biblatex-biber, which is/will be preferred. How do I arrange for C-c C-c to run the relevant biber command, rather ...
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biblatex \printbibliography [closed]

The biblatex helped me to fix problems with the utf8 encoding but: I can not get a bibliography and the citations are not formated. I am using windows 7 (64bit) with MiTeX 2.9 and Texmaker. I use a ...
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Special characters in bib entries using biber/biblatex [closed]

I'm having problems to get URLs with special characters in biber/biblatex to work \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[swedish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Error with percent sign in bib entry field when using biblatex/biber

I'm trying to use biblatex (v1.5a) with biber (v0.9.3) instead of BibTeX but I am having a problem with bib entries, where the abstract contains a percent sign. In that case, in the bbl file the ...
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Clean .bbl files with latexmk -C

I use TeXLive 2012 and compile with run latexmk -pvc -pdf -quiet test.tex later I clean the directory with latexmk -C But test.bbl remains. How can I help latexmk to find bbl files? test.bbl ...
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Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex

I'm using biblatex with Biber as a backend. I need to add a one-sentence note, in bold, after a few of my references in the bibliography. These notes are not contained in my .bib file; they are ...
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Identifying key in BibLaTeX map source

In a comment to the question Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and BibLaTeX Marco Daniel suggested to use \DeclareSourcemap to add notes to specific entries. The most immediate solution would ...
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Biblatex/biber - no citation, bibdata, or bibstyle found in .aux file

Yo peeps - sorry for the long post, trying to be thorough. I'm having a bit of an issue with biblatex/biber. I was having trouble implementing the acro package which I believed was due to old ...
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Setting options on a per-type basis

In the biblatex documentation, under "Entry Options", it says that entry options (like useauthor) can be set on a per type basis. With Biber, this option is also settable on a per-type basis. I ...
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Empty bibliography and undefined references [closed]

My minimal working example. But it does not work. Bibliography %\RequirePackage[ngerman=ngerman-x-2012-05-30]{hyphsubst} \documentclass[ngerman, fontsize=12pt]{scrartcl} %\usepackage{xunicode} ...