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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Empty bibliography generated by Vim-LaTeX in Ubuntu 14.04

I use Vim-LaTeX to compile LaTeX documents to PDF by invoking \ll command in the editor. I'm getting this warning on compiling a LaTeX document in the new Ubuntu 14.04: LaTeX Warning: Empty ...
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biblatex with APA problem [closed]

Hi I basically want to use biblatex instead of apacite. When I try run the following code, it just doesn't run: \begin{filecontents}{myref.bib} @ARTICLE{ref1, author = "A. E. Gill", title ...
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Bibliography in LaTeX with Biblatex and Biber as backend [duplicate]

I am not able to create a bibliography with biblatex and can't figure out what the problem might be. Below are the steps I have taken which I thought would work. What am I doing wrong? I am using: ...
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biblatex-mla error [closed]

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to have MLA references in my work. However, I can't seem to get it to work. Here is the error every time I run TypeSet on BibTex The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Biblatex: Attach “'s” to author name in citations [duplicate]

I am using biblatex with biber as backend and natbib loaded. What I am trying to achieve is appending an author's name with 's, e.g. in a situation like: [...] as outlined in Krugman's (1989) ...
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Can't replace non-ascii characters with biblatex

This is a follow-up to my question Translate content in fields in bibliography entries (biblatex), which revealed a problem when trying to replace content in a .bib file when that content contain ...
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reference problems after upgrading [closed]

so i know this has been asked before but i am having an issue with biblatex after i upgraded my packages in miktex. i have uninstalled and reinstalled entire tex distribution, i cleared temp file in ...
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\bibnamedelima unavailable in encoding T1

Updated question: I am using xelatex / biber on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to write up a dissertation. My source is: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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Biber gives “I found no \citation commands”. Is there a solution ? [duplicate]

Help me, please, to fix the work of biber. When I put in biblatex options backend=biber then during the compilation I get: This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2010) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Suspected Problem with UTF8 in .bib file [closed]

I've got the following problem. When I try to compile my .tex file I get: "Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8 not set up for use with LaTeX". The .tex file is UTF8 encoded. Running ...
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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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Combining biber with BibLaTeX

I'm trying to use BibLaTeX, is there any other solution instead of using biber to display bibliography ? if it is, does it allow the edition of biblographies refenrences to this format ...
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BibLateX/Biber is incorrectly sorting entries with hyphens in their respective author's last name

UPDATE 2 I now finally understand that this behaviour is indeed a feature that is to be modified according to need. Thank you very much to @moewe for educating me on this. I have now set his/her ...
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How can create one bibliography file for different tex files in one project

I am beginner in Tex writing, and writing a report in Texmaker on Ubuntu 13.10. I have separate files for different chapters. Now I want to create one .bib file for all chapters including main file, ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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biblatex multiple sourcemap : add field to entry

I am trying to add a field to biblatex entries in the texfile. I am currently not able to apply a rule to one entry then apply it other rules to other entries. I defined a command to add a field. ...
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Ignore specific URL fields in biber?

I am using Biber for my literature. Usually the URL should be printed out but some entries have "ugly" URLs like "http://dx.doi.org/..." etc. Is it possible to not print the URL if the URL field ...
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) bibliographies with biblatex, biber and polyglossia

I would like to update my bibtex file in a way that allows me to create multilingual bibliographies. Since I publish in English and Japanese, I will need this to work in a way that: In an English ...
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Building bibliography out-of-source: couldn't open `blx.bib`

My Makefile: MK=lualatex -output-directory=$(TARGET) TEX_FILE=report TARGET=./target $(TEX_FILE): $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex bibtex $(TARGET)/$(TEX_FILE) $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex ...
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Changing citation style using biber

I have two problems regarding the citation style, see example. At first, the citation should be without the title of the work for space sparing reasons. Second, the volume.number (Month Year) ...
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Biblatex: escaped underscore in bib file prints as %5c in bibliography?

My reference manager escapes all underscores in URLs. I thought that was OK until I noticed it prints %5c in front of all URL underscores. How can I avoid this while still having the escaped ...
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biblatex: extrayear only if full date is equal?

I have a bunch of bib entries of the same author which are labeled by the full date. The problem is that some of them have the same date and so need an extrayear label. But extrayear works by year not ...
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Biber failed to identify author name with “-”

When the author name with "-", biber tends to generate dummy characters around the name. For example, one input in bib file as the following. @article{Baker, author = {Baker, F.B. and Al‐Karni, A}, ...
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Biblatex/biber does not work [closed]

I am so sure it is just a minor problem, yet I try to solve it since days without any progress, so I would be glad for any help: I recently switched to biblatex - and my document fails to produce a ...
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Cite Command with a Customised Field for Biblatex

I am writing a PhD and my mentor wants me to use a specific short form of citation in the footnotes and long one in the bibliography at the end of the work. So basically I need to have three short ...
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RStudio and biber [duplicate]

Can someone please help me get the code below to work but by running biber, not bibtex? I have a biblatex style (nejm) that only works with biber. I'm currently running RStudio 0.98.501 and this is ...
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latexdiff: changes in bibliography with BibLaTeX and Biber

latexdiff is able to highlight differences in the bibliography when the content of the bbl generated by BibTeX is included in the document. I've been trying to unsuccessfully do the same with ...
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Conditionally Hiding Parts of Bibtex Fields Depending on Language Field Value

I would like to create a document with a bibliography using XeLaTeX with Biber. In the bibliography, there are Chinese books and articles, as well as English or German ones. Some of the authors have ...
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Biblatex, Biber, and LaTeX: citations undefined

I get "There were undefined references" errors and can't fix it after two days of trying. I have tried switching editors from Sublime Text 3 to TeXStudio on a Mac, then trying both on a PC. I am ...
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Several strings in one biblatex-field — multiple references

As I understand it, biblatex-fields as eprint and related accept one and only string/key, though I want them to refer to two or more items/addresses. To give an example which might make it clear what ...
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Automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewriting

I search a solution to automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewritting. For example, i have a biblatex entry into library.lib with local pdf url like this : ...
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Setting up TeXlipse with biblatex

EDITED I'm trying to get biblatex to work in TeXlipse. My current tex file is: \documentclass{ut-thesis} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{thesis.bib} \degree{Test Degree} ...
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Have Biblatex display only the first of first names for an author

I am looking for a way to force biblatex to strip all first names except the very first one. I am actually using only initials, but even that gets messy when the author has 3-4 first names in a row ...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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Different languages in my bibliography biber problem

I am starting to use biber with biblatex for my bibliography. I cite books in French and Spanish therefore several books and articles have accented letters in titles or author's names. I hadn't had ...
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How to have special characters (e.g. german umlauts) inside bibkeys?

I really like biblatex [backend=biber] to use with UTF8, as many citations I use will have some special characters esp. in the name field. This works totally great until I want to use e.g. german ...
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Texmaker: Switch forth and back between Bibtex and Biber

I have to work on multiple documents, some of which are under my control and I want to use Biblatex with Biber, others which require to use Bibtex. I use Texmaker on Linux. I find it very annoying ...
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ShareLaTeX and biblatex

I'm writing my thesis with my friend but I'm having serious problems getting biblatex to work with ShareLaTeX, it apparently has support (according to this blog: http://www.clarusft.com/sharelatex/). ...
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Getting TextMate to call biber

I've recently made the switch to biblatex from natbib but one problem I've been unable to resolve is how to make TextMate (which is my preferred editor) call biber instead of bibtex. I've installed ...
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How to include crossrefs in bib files generated by biber --output-format=bibtex

The Question How can I ensure that cross-referenced entries are included in a .bib file generated by biber for a document in case the document does not cite the cross-referenced entries themselves ...
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Bibliography aux file mismatch (.aux.bcf versus .bcf)

I have migrated from OS X/TeXShop to Linux/TeXMaker. Something in the configuration must be different, because my project doesn't build the bibliography any longer. I tried the sequence pdflatex > ...
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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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Migrating Texniccenter and Biber to a new computer fails [closed]

I had a running system with Miktex 2.9 and Biber as well as Texniccenter 1 on a W7 machine. Now I bought a new W7 machine and wanted to reproduce the system on this machine. I installed the same ...
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How can one manage his own bibliography? (using biber/biblatex)

I used to work with Citavi and recently tried out Jabref. Due to the nature of the best, i.e. I always had re-touch the .bib-file, I recently exported consolidated my sources I had stored in Citavi ...
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How to locate problematic character in .bib file

I received this message when I try to include my bibliography in the document with \printbibliography ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‐ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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How modify the translation of a bibtex field?

When I use the "translator" field in bibtex (with fontspec and Italian as mainlanguage), for example in a entry like the following one: @Book{ apollodoro:2013, author = ...
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How to suppress certain .bib fields (e.g. year) only for certain entry types (e.g. inproceedings)

How can I suppress the year from appearing in the bibliography for entries of type @inproceedings? In my specific case the year is implied in the booktitle (e.g. FOCS '09) so it is redundant when I ...
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Automatically emphasize \author names in bibliography and citations

This is a follow-up question to Make specific author bold using biblatex. Using biblatex and biber and either XeLaTeX or LuaTeX, would it be possible to extract all names from the \author command, ...
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How to sort in-text citations by year, but bibliography by name?

I am writing a document using the memoir class, pdflatex and biber. Now both my Bibliography at the end of the document and the citations in the text sort alphabetically, but I would like the ...
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“\thechapter” as prefixnumbers for bibliography with biblatex

I have a huge document and would like to do the following with biblatex: Have one (actually, several) seperate bibliography for each chapter. Add a prefix to each citation number to make them ...