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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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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Problem with bibliography after updating to TeX Live 2013

I update today to TeX Live 2013 (MacTeX) from TeX Live 2012. On my .tex document (that was perfectly working until yesterday) I run and get in the mini-buffer: 1) latex -> You should run Biber to get ...
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How can I figure out why biber stopped working all of a sudden? [closed]

edit on 2013-08-28 It just happened again. What are the steps I can take to possibly figure out what went wrong? I have no idea what's going on. Just 30 minutes ago everything was fine and 5 minutes ...
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bibliography numbering

I'm using biblatex with the biber as follows \usepackage[backend=biber,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} and my references show up beginning with the number 1. I would like to number them starting at the ...
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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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dealing with strange characters in a bib file

I use mendeley to generate my bib file so I have a very large list of items (3000+) and since mendeley collects the bibliography information sometimes from the pdf file, there may be errors and ...
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PDFLaTeX: Straight quotes in URLs (no smartquotes in urls)

Is it somehow possible to have straight quotes in URL's? Especially the single quote sign would be important to me, as this is the most confusing character within URL's, as the reader might not know ...
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Bibliography with BibLaTeX: Do not abbreviate first given (first) name and abbreviate all further given names

The first given name of an author or editor in my bibliography should be written out, but all further first names should be abbreviated (initials with a period -- and space if there are multiple first ...
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Clear fields in biblatex 2.7

I've used the command \AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{month}} to prevent biblatex from printing the month of publication in the bibliography. This has worked fine at least until biblatex version 2.5 and ...
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autocite + mcite functionality in Biblatex

When using Biblatex's autocite command, I sometimes come across instances when I need to format the citations as a reference set. There is the option of using mcite, but then I lose the high level ...
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Template compiling - biber, pdflatex, makeindex required to run in order

I'm using a template called Legrand Orange Book from http://www.latextemplates.com It compiles fine with TeXShop (part of the MacTeX distribution), but I'm not sure I'm doing it exactly right. I ...
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printing eprinttype in small caps with biblatex

I'm using biblatex + biber to print the bibliography. I want the eprinttype (PMID in my case) to be printed in small caps just like URL, DOI etc. Here's what I've tryed so far which did not change ...
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Biber and Biblatex: Reference within the Bibliography

I have a problem, where all my googeling has left me standing alone. Currently I am preparing my thesis and I am using biblatex in conjunction with biber. When dealing with the entrytype set ...
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Citation with initals of authors

I use biblatex with biber and as style alphabetic \usepackage[backend = biber, style=alphabetic ,maxnames=4,minnames=3,maxbibnames=99]% {biblatex} At the moment, I get for all bibliography ...
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Biblatex-Chicago and Biber not compiling [closed]

For some time, I have been trying to get the biblatex-chicago style working but have failed miserably. I have made substantial efforts to examine the forums and other people's biblatex-chicago and ...
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biblatex/biber: using strings macros from one file in multiple refsections

I have a @string definition stored in a file abrv.bib. I would like to combine this abbreviations file with a bib file 'entry.bib' containing an entry to create a list of references for a particular ...
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print “author author author (short: author1 et al)” first time using \citeauthor

is it possible to change this solution (for printing all authors, when \citeauthor is used the first time) that it prints Author1, Author2, Author3 (short Author1 et. al) ? changing the source to ...
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Bibliographic entries contained in second file not found

For the following: \usepackage[notes,isbn=false,url=false,backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago} \addbibresource{main.bib} \addbibresource{secondary.bib} There are four entries in the first file and two ...
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A follow-up question on managing bibliography workflow

I felt this should be a follow-up question. If not, please remove it. The original question was Workflow for managing references?. I am using TeXStudio 2.5.2 in Windows 7, biber and biblatex for the ...
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pdflatex+ biblatex + biber and special characters produce error

EDIT: The Post has been updated considering the first 19 comments In my LaTeX document ...
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friggeri CV biblatex problem? [closed]

I am trying to compile the cv template given here I am using ubuntu 13.04, TeXStudio 2.5.2 and TeXLive 2012. I set up texstudio to use biber to compile the biblatex entries and also modified the code ...
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! Undefined control sequence. \bibrangedash ->\bibendash [closed]

This code exemplifies the problem: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,catalan]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[catalan]{babel} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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How to set language in Biber (1.6)?

I am using biber to manage my bibliography. I am using MikTeX with all updates installed. After updating to 1.6 however, my language settings don't work. Despite setting German as prime language, the ...
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“yearmonthday” added to bibliography when using apa6 with biblatex and biber backend

I am trying to use the apa6 package with a more extensive version of this document: \documentclass[man,a4paper, english]{apa6} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} ...
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How to use biber to convert integer to BibTeX-month macro

Is it possible with biber to convert @misc{example, month = {04}, } to @misc{example, month = apr, } in which apr is a BibTeX macro? I am aware of the mapping facilities, but the closest I ...
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How to remove xdata entries using biber --tool_resolve --tool (after resolution)

Consider the file myrefs.bib containing the following biblatex entries: @XDATA{pom, EVENTDATE = {1999-12-31/2000-01-01}, EVENTTITLE = {Party}, VENUE = {Somewhere}, } @PROCEEDINGS{pomp, ...
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biblatex-apa: Author's first name is repeated in brackets

I am using the biblatex-apa package together with the latest biber and biblatex versions (... I think). The issue is, that sometimes the author's first name, or its abbreviation, is repeated in square ...
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Converting from biblatex to BibTeX format using biber

I wish to use biblatex+biber, in large part because of its data format (xdata!), but often need to use .bst-based bibliography styles. I am aware that biber --tool allows conversion of .bib-files. ...
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Some biblatex labels do not appear depending on their position [closed]

I'm using BibLaTex with Biber to generate my bib­li­og­ra­phy. Unfortunatelly, I'm struggling with a very strange behaviour concerning the displaying of the blibliography labels: Some labels are not ...
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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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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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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography

Is there a way to excluded a citation specified in the text by \fullcite{Doe2013} from the bibliography? (I'm using biblatex+biber.)
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German umlaut breaks compilation with biber/biblatex - Why? [closed]

My document didn't compile and it took me hours to find the reason. When I finally found it, it was so unrelated to all my previous attempts to solve it and the error messages and warnings didn't give ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Missing “Vol.” and “No.” in biblatex/biber

I'd like to cite an article with biblatex, but I'm failing to add "Vol." and "No." in front of the corresponding number. Here is the entry, of type @article, in the .bib file: ...
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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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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), ...