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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Biber: problems with UTF8 files

I am running Biber 1.7 (newest) and the matching Biblatex (newest) on AMD64, the distribution is Gentoo with UTF8 locale. The editor being used is Kile and the MWE is compiled with XeLaTeX. MWE, ...
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“Missing $ inserted” error in bibliography, no underscores

When I compile my thesis the following error pops up: Underfull \hbox (badness 1264) in paragraph at lines 61--61 []\T1/ppl/m/n/12 ^^U^^U^^U.^^P Naples 2008, or, the Waste Land: Trash, Citizenship, ...
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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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How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
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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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Suppress month in biblatex-apa

Please consider the following MWE \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{mybib.bib} @article{test1, title = {Structural holes and good ideas}, volume = {110}, issn = ...
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Error using XeLaTeX and Biber to cite sources

I am using Biber to cite my sources with biblatex-apa, with the package apa6 on OS X. Everything was going smoothly until I added a certain source which caused xelatex to stop compiling with the ...
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How do I remove citation number from footcite

How can I display footnote citations with only the citation text without any footnote number (and also remove it in the text). For example, I would like to get the following footnote (MWE follows): ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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What's the deal with the biber icon? [closed]

I don't even know if this question should be posted on Meta, but I'm not sure it should go to the regular site as well, so I apollogize in advance. I don't know if you have also had the same ...
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Biber doesn't work anymore (with biblatex-apa in TeXnicCenter) [duplicate]

Today I encountered an issue with biblatex and it seemed I had to update the biblatex package to the newest version to fix this. So I went for a complete update of my MikTeX installation (installed ...
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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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Problem with APA + biber + biblatex

I'm having trouble getting basic APA bibliographies to work. The same thing works with nejm style, but changing the style to apa gives errors: ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> ...
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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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How to combine biber and bibentry?

I want to use biber/biblatex to produce my reference list, and I also want to use the bibentry package, to print individual citations in the text. However, it seems that I can't do both. In the ...
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Refsection and \includeonly warning

I'm using biblatex with a biber backend to create a cumulative bibliography, subdivided by chapter. My (simplified) main file (main.tex) is: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[refsection=chapter, ...
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Multiple builds at once

I'm currently using following combination: the latest TexnicCenter (2.01 Stable 32bit) MiKTeX 2.9 32 bit (all packages updated) pdflatex.exe biber (instead of biblatex) My problem is, that if a ...
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Biblatex, Biber pdflatex: undefined references

I'm tring to use biblatex with biber (Miktex 2.9 32bit on Win7 64bit), but I can't get it to work: Here is my MWE: \listfiles % shows used packages in a list in log file ...
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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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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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Typeset a bibliography with entries in several different languages

What is the best way to typeset a bibliography that contains several entries in a number of different language scripts like Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. The question centers ...
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How to use biber with keywords [closed]

When I try to compile references with keywords with biber %adapted from http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/97218/how-to-automate-biber-within-texniccenter \listfiles % shows used ...
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Should I move to biber? Should I move to biblatex?

I've been using LaTeX and BibTeX since 1985. Over the past year or so I've noticed that a lot of the examples I'm finding online are using biblatex, a nearly complete reimplementation of BibTeX in ...
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Optionally not printing page number citations using Biblatex and Biber

my question: Is it possible to optionally leave page number citations out when compiling a document? For Example when I write \parencite[see][225-226]{7.01:1}. I would like the corresponding citation ...
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“Undefined Control Sequence”-Error when using Biblatex with apa style

Today I started to try biblatex for the first time in my apa6.cls document: \documentclass[ngerman,man,12pt,a4paper,noextraspace,donotrepeattitle]{apa6} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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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 biber no author abbreviation [duplicate]

I am using biblatex + biber and some of my citations only have the first author listed, followed by et al. I would like to make all my references include all names no matter what. My current settings ...
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Different editor for collection and maintitle

BibLaTeX/biber seems to be unable to handle the following case: A @Collection is part of another series-like collection (series has already been used), for which I use maintitle (series has already ...
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Biber failes to validate [closed]

I installed Biber 1.7 and biblatex 2.7a from the opensuse Publishing:/TeXLive/ repository. As the problem posted earlier - no bbl output is produced although biber pretends to do so - persists, I ...
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Bib entry with urldate but no year uses the year of urldate as year [duplicate]

Hi i have the following bibliographic entry: @misc{Wikipedia, author = {Wikipedia}, title = {{Software performance testing}}, url = ...
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Biber: get it working, cite-keys but no bibliography

After searching for a few days now I'm getting closer but I still can't get a bibliography (APA) in my Latex document. I'm using biber in texworks on mac os 10.8.4. After running pdflatex - biber - ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...