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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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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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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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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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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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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Biber typesetting fails [duplicate]

On MacOs X running updated mactex packages, when I compile my biber file I get this error: data source /var/folders/yf/y69gwrx12kj2jtzrs78vg2vm0000gn/T/par-67696f6e61/cache- ...
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Biber backend and Vim-Latex

I'm trying to make biblatex work with Vim-Latex (a.k.a Latex-Suite). Using bibtex as a backend works fine but using biber doesn't. I'm using Miktex 2.9 and have the following in my .vimrc file: " ...
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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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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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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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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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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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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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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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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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Winedt 7.0 + MiKTeX 2.9 compile Problem

I keep getting the following error and have no idea what to do! Does anybody know how to fix this? Command Line: `bibtex.exe "PA1_A2"` This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit); The ...
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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} ...
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Using biber 1.2 with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm having trouble compiling my document with xelatex using the latest version of biber (1.2) on Windows 7 x64 with MiKTeX. I just updated my MiKTeX packages. As it appears that biber is not included ...
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Parsing a .bcf file to biber in the preamble

I have a biber.conf file with regular expressions for matching and replacing journal names for their abbreviations (following Paul Stanley's advice). Right now the file is located in my home dir as ...
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Show journal abbreviation in reference list with biblatex/biber

This question was previously asked by Yotam who got an answer from Andy Thomas saying he should edit the biber.conf file in order to use biber's regular expressions capacities. I tried this with my ...
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Where to get older versions of biber?

I need a copy of biber v0.99 to go with biblatex v1.7 so I can test some build software in scons. I think I am right that biber v 2.2 won't work with biblatex v1.7.
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biber/biblatex: \DeclareSourcemap conflicting with bcf file? [closed]

So I'm trying to get \DeclareSourcemap working according to the biblatex manual. Here's my code: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{p.bib} @article{A1, author={Aa, A and Bb, B}, ...
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biblatex: bbl wrong format version [closed]

I am using texlive 2012, and both pdflatex and biber are executed with full path to ensure the correct binary. biblatex has version 2.2, biber 0.9.9. If I run pdflatex, biber, pdflatex I get the ...
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no citations / bibliography after updating biblatex from 1.7 to 2.2

I am using MacTex and Latexian to write my thesis. I use biblatex for my bibliography and everything worked fine until I discovered that I can change the Alphabetic-labels with ...
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biber/biblatex: \printbibliography spits out section heading despite filters/checks

With a setup as reproduced below, I end up with a section heading "Book Chapters" being produced although there is no bib entry to be printed. This leaves me (in my complete setting) with a bunch of ...
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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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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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a way to use bibliography utf8 @string entry keys

Any suggestions how to allow UTF-8 @string macros in the mwe.bib file? [lines 537-539] @string{ Uà = {Università} #. } @string{ Uàdi = Uà#di ...
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How to only cite references by a certain author [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: biblatex: separating publications of a specific author in the bibliography I have a BibTeX file that includes my own publications as well as many others. I'd like to use ...
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Middle names treated in a random way in the bibliography

I do not have a problem with all authors who have a first and surname only; e.g John Smith. Problems come when introducing middle names. John P. Smith, J. P. Smith, J P Smith, Smith, J. P. All these ...
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Biber Compilation Error, Redux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Engines of Tex-Editors and Biber/Biblatex Encountering a problem discussed a few months ago (see Dummies Guide to Biber) but this time unable to resolve. MWE as follows, ...
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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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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 fails at supporting { } in author names

I have a bug using Biber and LaTeX: Here is my MNWE: test.bib: @misc{citation1, title = {Any title}, author = {{{Foo} bar}}, }, test.tex: \documentclass{book} ...
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Permanent solution to sporadic breakdown of biber [closed]

Today, I encountered a breakdown of biber for the second time and with no apparent issue. This issue, as well as a fix, has been reported elsewhere reported here. I wanted to know if there is a ...
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texi2dvi does not run biber/bibtex

I use biblatex for references. When I run `PDFLATEX='pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -file-line-error' texi2dvi -p foo.tex', I receive: Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: ...
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Automatically indexing references by author and year

I'm writing a literature review, and would like to add indices for both authors and publication year (i.e., two separate indices). Now, I could manually enter the appropriate \index{} commands, but it ...
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Ambiguity feature in apa style for biber creating non-apa-like et al behavior

we are currently experiencing some issues with the ambiguity feature of apa for biblatex/biber (we use biber) in TexLive 2012. What would be correct with the ambiguity feature: Doe J., Peters M., ...
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biber + WinEdt references not printing

I'm having difficulty with references printing using WinEdt + biber. The problem looks just like this post: http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblatex-biber/forums/forum/824416/topic/5413419 ...
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What's the relation between NbibTeX and biblatex/biber?

Both projects want to replace BibTeX in a way but with different goals. Searching for both search terms at the same time is a rather frustrating experience. Is there any mutual recognition at all? Can ...
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biber tries to treat CJK in .bib as ASCII, despite the file being saved in Unicode -> error in biblatex-chicago references

I'm trying to use a .bib that contains CJK characters for my document which uses biblatex-chicago and biber. However, biber writes out the bibliography in ascii when I run biber <filename>.bcf ...
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biblatex-chicago and biber problem: unprocessed references, left with citation keys in pdf

I'm trying desperately to learn LaTeX for writing humanities papers. I'm using TeXShop for Mac and I try to produce a biblatex-chicago style document using biber. I've tried to put together templates ...
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Biblatex with biber backend results in undefined control sequences but not with bibtex backend [closed]

I use Texmaker (verion 3.4.1) and MikTeX 2.9 (which has been installed one week ago). Texmaker is configured to use biber: I replaced "bibtex %.aux" by "biber %". If I run LaTeX, then the file ...
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Word-by-word sorting of authors in bibliography using biblatex/biber

I am using Biber/biblatex for the bibliography of my forthcoming book. I just received the last round of corrections from the copyeditor, and discovered that the sort order used in my bibliography is ...
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Biblatex or Biber bug? [closed]

Yesterday I updated my MikTex 2.9 distribution (Win XP SP3 32 bit) to biblatex 2.1 along with biber 1.1 and some more. (Following packages were updated: biblatex.tar.lzma... ...