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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Biblatex using shorthands and numeric style - label sizes

Current situation: I'm required to cite "normative" documents (read: standards and manuals) separately from articles and books etc. Using biblatex and biber with the numeric style I'm doing that by ...
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Biber exits with code 25 but no error message [closed]

Biber 1.8 has mysteriously stopped working for me: % biber --trace mytest || echo "Failed with code $?" INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'mytest.blg' INFO - Reading 'mytest.bcf' INFO - ...
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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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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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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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bibtex file exported by Zotero contains bad character

I use biblatex with biber. My bibliography is automatically exported by Zotero. My editor is texmaker on debian. Unfortunately characters are included into the bib file latex is unable to decode. I ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers ...
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Biber locale does not match system language nor biblatex language

Suppose I have a file like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,language=british]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibliography.bib} \begin{filecontents}{bibliography.bib} ...
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Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber

Today I unexpectedly received the dreaded character not set up for use with LaTeX from inputenc. In this case, I was also pretty sure the error came from a .bib file. However, I grepped everything in ...
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Biblatex mla - no bibliography, no references, no nothing

I'm relatively new to the world of LaTeX, but so far I managed to put together a nice looking layout by browsing through StackExchange and reading manuals. Now I've been trying for 3 days to get ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex?

I have seen they're are a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it! I have fedora 20 with texlive-full and biber version 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora ...
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Winedit problem with biblatex (cygwin1.dll) [closed]

I have a strange bug occurring when I compile my tex file with pdftexify in winedt 8.2 (I have a win7 64bit machine) First, I have set biber.exe in the Winedt execution modes screen. All the packages ...
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Formatting biblatex citation to handle non-latin (Japanese) author names

I am trying to customize biblatex (with biber as backend) so as to handle Japanese authors' names in an elegant way. Lets consider the following bibtex entry: @article{HondaSuzuki2014, author = ...
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Custom authoryear bibstyle to match German dinat

I use biblatex in my document like this: \usepackage[backend=biber, hyperref=true, sorting=none, url=true, isbn=false, ...
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biblatex + biber + babel: configuration for polish language and style of bibliography (missing polish.sty)

This problem is probably trivial, but it's very important to me. After hours spent on searching the solution I couldn't find it. My LaTeX document works very well with biblatex, biber and babel, but ...
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How to define macros for paths to be used by biber?

I want to use a shortcut to define the paths of my bibtex files and I'm using biblatex and biber. I would like something like: \addbibresource{\myPath{biblio.bib}} I tried in several ways i.e. ...
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arara + Biber: Find .bib files in different folder

I try to tell Biber through arara to search for .bib files in a different Folder, but am not able to succed. This is the code I use % arara: biber { options: "--input_directory=C:/...." } Thanks ...
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Including \DJ character into bibliography

I'm writing a text and want to cite someone with a strike-through D in his family. Please see the MWE below: LaTeX file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Reference(Source) directly under the caption

Is there a way to write the refernce of a figure directly under the Figure? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage[backend=biber, ...
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biblatex-biber: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I noticed some time ago that biber seem to have stopped working for me: Example taken from here: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes} \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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\textcite without square brackets [closed]

I'm using Biber with fowlling options \usepackage[backend = biber,style=bwl-FU, citestyle =authoryear-ibid, ibidpage, %siehe Doku pagetracker=false,maxnames=4,minnames=3,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex} ...
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Using @set entries in biber --> No author display in second entry

I'd like to shorten the bibliography by combining entries of the same authors and years (but different articles) by using biber's @set-function. If combining two bibliography entries (Bringmann.2005 ...
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Bib entry cannot be encoded in ansinew [closed]

I'm compiling the following files which are enconded in Western-1252. Using biber to compile the bib example.tex \documentclass[11pt, twoside, a4paper]{memoir} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} ...
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no \bibdata and no \bibstyle found in main.aux [closed]

Simply I can not compile my bibliography file. How can I fix this issue? The top-level auxiliary file: main.aux I found no \citation commands---while reading file main.aux I found no \bibdata ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX [duplicate]

My antirus software AVG 2014 just detected that there seem to be a Trojan in the biber.exe program which was last updated on June 6, 2014 and is in the package miktex-biber-bin. Has anybody else had ...
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AVG: Biber listed as a trojan in TexLive 2014?

A few days ago I installed TexLive 2014 on Windows. I just compiled a document today to test it and Biber is recognized as a Trojan Horse by AVG Free. The message says: BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX. From ...
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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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Idemtracker between article or inbook and book with cite command in biblatex

I have a problem when I cite an article following a book, it seems that the idemtracker doesn't work for documentclass as article or inbook. Example : biblioessai.tex : ...
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Biblatex alphanumeric reference with organization [duplicate]

I have this bib entry and using biblatex with biber. When I set it with this options: \usepackage[firstinits=true, isbn=false, url=true, doi=false, style=ieee-alphabetic, sorting=nyt, ...
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Biblatex citation problem - disambiguate by year only [duplicate]

I am trying to switch to biber from bibtex8 and I really need the apalike settings. I am calling \usepackage[ uniquename=false, maxcitenames=2, mincitenames=1, maxitems=2, minitems=1, ...
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Modify article citation style using biber and verbose-trad1

I'm using the style verbose-trad1 in biber for my bibliography but I need to change the way it presents the Journal title and Number. They must be between parenthesis ! ...
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Manually break biblatex entry like date or number

I am running Biblatex with Biber and TexnicCenter with Miktex. How do I manually break the date or put it on the next line if it is at the end of an entry (ISO 8601, has to be broken or on a new ...
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Biblatex (footcite) and microtype

Biblatex is configured so that all author names are written in small caps and microtype is set to to adjust the spacing between the small cap letters a la \SetTracking{ encoding = *, shape = sc }{ 45 ...
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LaTeX with biblatex and biber: How to balance \printbibliography in a two column IEEE trans paper?

(repost/moved from stackoverflow: currently no answers) Here is my LateX question: I'm using (PDF)LaTeX with IEEEtran documentclass and biblatex/biber as bibliography system. As mentioned in the ...
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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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Texstudio + Biber + build folder

I used this tutorial to export my auxiliary files into a different directory. Basically i just add -aux-directory=build in Options -> Configure -> Commands and added the build folder into ...
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Biber fails on minimal example with arara [closed]

Here's my minimal example: % arara: xelatex % arara: biber % arara: xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear,sorting=nty]{biblatex} \addbibresource{mwe.bib} ...
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defernumbers causes wrong indentation

Addendum 2: This has been fixed in the latest 3.0 dev version. Thank you, PLK! Addendum: This question will probably be closed because it is to do with a development version of biblatex 3.0. For ...
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Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. Use backend=biber

After a few days break I went back to working on a report. When I tried to compile I got the following warning: Package biblatex Warning: Data encoding is 'utf8'. (biblatex) Use ...
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How to customize Latexian to use other TeX engines or biber?

The Mac editor Latexian has built in methods for compiling using latex+dvips, pdflatex and xelatex. Furthermore, it assumes bibtex and makeindex to deal with bibliographies and indexes, respectively. ...
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Why can't I get annotations in the bibliography here?

Funny, I feel like I had it going before. I can't seem to figure out what's wrong. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} ...
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biber-\printbibliography problem [closed]

Here is my MWE (file 'MWE-reference.tex') \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{mybib.bib} \DeclareSourcemap{ \maps[datatype=bibtex]{ \map{ ...
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Configure R Studio to use Biber for APA on Beamer Slides (Biblatex + Biber + R Studio + MiKTeX) [duplicate]

I'm trying to generate with R Studio a beamer presentation that uses backend=biber option. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} %apa requires ...
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Weird numbers with defernumbers and refsegment

When using refsegment without defernumbers, I get a warning that I should enable defernumbers. When I enable it, the numbering becomes a mess: Specifically, the numbering of the bibliography starts ...
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Multiple references in one superscript citation

I want to make a bibliography like this. With one citation in superscript I want to link to the list Reference 1. With the second citation to Reference 2 and so on. And in each chapter the reference ...
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“Segment not found” when using \printbibliography[segment=x] and \includeonly

Addendum: @PLK has commented below on the feasibility of this: I can't see how this could work - \includeonly would have to be changed to be aware of biblatex-specific internals such as the ...
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Removing fields from BibDesk

Apologies if this question has been posted somewhere else, but I have not managed to find an answer that works for me. I am trying to create a bibliography using Harvard style, using BibDesk to ...
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Publishing to Arxiv using Biblatex-Biber

As I have read, one should transition to Biblatex-Biber. Many sites indicating that Biber is far superior to \bibitem's in a latex file or Biblatex backend=BibTex. Thus, I have begun the transition of ...
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How to customize bibliography style in beamer while using biblatex?

I want to customize the appearance of \footfullcite in my beamer presentation. I would like it to look something like this, M. A. Zeb et. el., Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 2012. I don't want to have the ...
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biblatex: No period after book and collection titles

I have been trying to modify existing biblatex styles to match the PNAS citation guidelines and I have an issue with the title delimiter. PNAS expects book and collection citations to be of this ...