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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How to switch from biblatex+biber to natbib+bibtex?

Context I use the biblatex package coupled with biber (see terminology disambiguation) for my personal writings. I want to submit a paper using a template requiring the natbib package — hence the ...
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biblatex and \filteror to produce a combined list of abbreviations

My end goal is to try and produce a combined list of abbreviations from a number of fields. (I'm happy to hear if I'm going about this in the wrong way.) Note too that I realise that my implementation ...
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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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Biblatex: all entries indented in bibliography [closed]

The other day I was working on my paper, when all entries in the bibliography were suddenly indented -- as if they belong to one entry. Here is a screenshot: Interestingly, when I copied my ...
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Is it possible to add entries to the bibliography based on keyword using Biblatex/Biber and within the document code?

I would like to print a bibliography which includes all entries with a certain keyword (and possibly some additional entries). I know that I can filter by keyword when I print the bibliography using ...
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Biblatex-biber bug [closed]

I am victim of the known biblatex-biber bug described here which leads to mass spurious missing citations, resolved only by deletion of the biber cache (dozens of files). Previously it was occasional ...
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Biblatex/Biber problems with Texlive 2014 (no problems 2013) [closed]

I have a TEX file which works OK with Texlive 2013 but is no longer working on 2014 (using OSX). It gives no error in the 2014 edition, but it does not produce the expected output. Here is a minimal ...
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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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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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Biber problem with a bib file exported by Mendeley [closed]

I was trying biblatex/biber in TexWorks. The LaTeX and bib file works when I use biblatex but failed to compile when I use biber. Here are my LaTeX file and the bib file. The last entry in the bib ...
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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 question,...
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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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biblatex biber non-latin (cyrillic) UTF-8 names [closed]

I am back where I was when I switched from stock bibtex to biblatex-biber: (cyrillic) non-latin UTF-8 names in the bibliography. It's why I started using biber in the first place, the same would ...
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What will replace the .bib file? [closed]

The .bib file feels like a bit of a hacked together kludge. I mean, it works, but it ain't pretty, and it has some odd limitations. It feels like a replacement, built from the ground up to make the ...
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biblatex-apa — biber

I'm using LaTeX for four days now and I have a problem with the biblatex-apa style. Here is the important part of my header: \documentclass[ a4paper, 12pt, %twocolumn, headings=...
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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} \bibliography{longnames.bib,...
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Package biblatex Warning: No driver for entry type 'url'

I have a bibliography in BibDesk, and use biblatex with biber backend. However, biblatex complains Package biblatex Warning: No driver for entry type 'url'. and apparently falls back Using fallback ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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utopia mathdesign and biber incompatibility

I have a problem using utopia fonts with xltxtra and biber when using non-ascii characters. The problem disappears if using computer-modern (off-shelf LaTeX) or bibtex instead of biber. Here's an ...
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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} \setkomafont{section}{\...
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biblatex: Name disambiguation only for FIRST author

I use biblatex (with biber as backend and apa as style) and in my document, I cite several sources whose first author is (say) Alan Smith. Everything works fine and is cited correctly (as per APA 6th)....
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Unicode char' (U+301) --> References do not update

I have a problem within ShareLaTex. I get the following error message: Unicode char' (U+301) I received it after adding references to my bib file. U+301 seems to refer to ~ signs or accents. That ...
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Bib label in alphabetic style but with full 4-digit year

Consider the following bibliography example using alphabetic style, maxalphanames = 1 and deactivated + in case of multiple authors: How can achieve a complete 4-digit year in the label? So in ...
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How to achieve full compression of references with biber and add comments to grouped citations?

I am working on a thesis, where I need to cite a lot of different papers. Following the regulations in my discipline, I need to group citations, i.e., a single number, for example (1) stands for a ...
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Citations in tabularx cause all bibliography entries to not have a number

If I invoke \cite within a tabularx environment and biblatex is loaded with defernumbers=true and sorting=none, references do not get a number. I get these warnings: LaTeX Warning: There were ...
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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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pdflatex+ biblatex + biber and special characters produce error

EDIT: The Post has been updated considering the first 19 comments In my LaTeX document \href{en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%A9lude_%C3%A0_l'apr%C3%A8s-midi_d'un_faune}{en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prélude\...
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How to add a note to myself in bibliography?

How can I add a comment to myself in a .bib file to be read by biber? I've checked out answers like this but they are about adding comments for readers to see, whereas I'm only looking to add these ...
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Biblatex can't read bib-entry

I have been struggling, sincerely, with this citation I got. But, it just won't work. I have identified the citation that creates the error, but I still can't seem to fix it. @article{sanada2011ndx, ...
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Biblatex/Biber: Comma before “in” after title

I want to achieve something like this: Stachelhaus, Thomas: „Ist er noch wer, wenn er nicht mehr er ist?“ – Identität und Identitätsverlust in Franz Kafkas ‚Die Verwandlung‘ und Paul Austers ‚...
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How to suppress author in a full citation using XeLaTeX, biblatex and Biber?

How can I do a full citation, but suppress only the author while keeping a complete entry in my .bib file and keep a full complete citation in the rest of the document and in the bibliography? I use ...
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Automatic substitution of spaces in fields with Biber and Biblatex

I have a pretty large .bib file which fields may contain spaces (e.g. the "series" field can be "SIGMOD '99"). When I print the bibliography, some lines are thus broken on these spaces, which is ...
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biber doesn't seem to be working after upgrade to Windows 8.1

My minimal example: .bib file: @article{hope_policy_1993, title = {Policy analysis of the greenhouse effect: An application of the {PAGE} model}, volume = {21}, issn = {0301-4215}, ...
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Abbreviate only middle names in biblatex

I know of the option firstinits=true to abbreviate the first and all middle names in biblatex. What I would like to achieve is to only abbreviate the middle names. So e.g. author = {Smith, John Ethan ...
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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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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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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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apa6, latex, and biber - cannot get the workflow down. and when it does work it appears faulty

Sorry for the nebulous title, but I have several problems (all related which is why there is a single post). My Setup: I am using Win32 + TeXworks with MiKeTeX. I believe everything is up-to-date. ...
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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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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 = {0002-...
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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} --> \cite[see][]{...
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Biber: Does it really need incoming connection ?

My windows 7 warned me that biber.exe tried to establish incoming connection. I wonder why biber would need it? I blocked the connection for a while.
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How to use unicode in URL in biblatex using xelatex?

Here's an example document: \documentclass[a4paper]{extreport} \usepackage[style=gost-numeric,defernumbers]{biblatex} \addbibresource{t.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{...
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Biblatex, refsection and ids produces unstable output. How can I correct this?

I ran across an unfamiliar error when running Biber. The error turns out to depend on the use of an old bibkey defined in ids rather than the new bibkey. When I switch to the new bibkey, Biber ...
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Select (child)entrytype for DeclareLabelalphaTemplate in BibLaTeX

I want to cite an ISO Standard with BibLaTeX as proposed here. However, as for the citation style alphabetic, the label of \cite{iso704} is "ISO00" and what I want is "ISO 704:2000". The style is ...
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alphalabel in multilanguage bibliography in biblatex with biber and babel

I search and found no similar question. I know XeLatex is a one of the solution, but it seems is doable in Babel also My setup: Miktex 2.9 with Babel 2015/08/03 3.9m and Biber 2.1 This is MWE \...
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\DeclareLabelname not working in biblatex 3.0

I recently upgraded to TeX Live 2015 and biblatex version 3.0. Since the upgrade, there is unexpected behavior with respect to my in-text author-year citations. As I describe in this answer, I ...
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Finding out automatically generated sortkeys

If I want to manually place an entry in my bibliography at another place I can do so using the sortkey. But, to be able to do that I will need to know its neighbours' sortkeys or whatever the ...
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remove asterik in Friggeri template

How can I remove the asterisk under Publicaciones section? I have tried: \renewcommand{\refname}{} \renewcommand{\bibsection}{} \printbibsection{article}{ } Compile with biber option But ...
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pdflatex-biber runs

do I have to run pdflatex twice after biber, or once is enough? pdflatex doc biber doc pdflatex doc I could have swear that I read in the documentation that (unlike bibtex) a single pdflatex after ...