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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Bibliography sorted in order of use, and a publications section sorted by date

I'm using biblatex with biber already, so this should be possible. What I'm trying to get is: A full bibliography (superscript number style, numbered in order of appearance, nice and easy) and A ...
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Biber Log: “\x{2018}” does not map to iso-8859-1, what does it mean

I'm currently working on a document and everything is working fine. I'm just a curious what these Messages "\x{2018}" does not map to iso-8859-1 at C:\[...]\lib/Biber/Utils.pm line 949. from Biber ...
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Adding bibliography to table of contents in scrreprt, using biblatex and biber [duplicate]

EDIT: The cause for the problem described below was that the .bbl file was being emptied every time the document compiled. I'm attempting to add my renamed bibliography as an unnumbered top-level (...
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Translator name in biblatex-chicago — what am I doing wrong?

Been struggling with this for... too long. This (template I found) works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[danish]{babel} \usepackage[ backend=biber ]{biblatex-chicago} \...
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How to achieve short journal names in this bibliography style using Biblatex package?

I use Zotero to get references from the web, and then export them into LaTeX using biblatex format using this workflow. I am fine with the style of bibliography and its output as shown below , but I ...
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Apa6 biblatex: only shows et. al at first cite

I got a problem with my .bib file I think. I have to references, where one works perfectly and the other doesn't. First time citing one of these references, I would like to see first name and last ...
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Erros when compiling biblatex bibliography [duplicate]

On my desktop I have a folder called biblatex containing two files I am working with: biblatex.tex and biblatex.bib. This should be my setup to become familiar with BibLaTeX. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Biblatex & Biber still dysfunctional - need some help (is there something wrong in code)? [closed]

I still have issues with biblatex and biber, citations are not produced properly, a reference list is not set up. I also run pdflatex, biber, pdflatex (F6-F11-F6) in TeXStudios. I implemented the ...
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\addbibresource[location=remote] does not resolve cross-references

Edit: As per moewe's suggestion, the MWE is now truly minimal (I think). I removed the need for multiple .bib files by removing abbreviations, and made the main .bib file smaller (exactly as shown ...
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biblatex: stop supressing double punctuation after title which ends with a dot [duplicate]

I have a problem with the automatic punctuation while using \footcite: I use references whith titles ending with a dot (e.g. 'Die Reichstuerkenhilfe in der Zeit Karls V.'). The dot is part of the ...
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Empty bibliography generated by Vim-LaTeX in Ubuntu 14.04

I use Vim-LaTeX to compile LaTeX documents to PDF by invoking \ll command in the editor. I'm getting this warning on compiling a LaTeX document in the new Ubuntu 14.04: LaTeX Warning: Empty ...
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Bibliography in LaTeX with Biblatex and Biber as backend [duplicate]

I am not able to create a bibliography with biblatex and can't figure out what the problem might be. Below are the steps I have taken which I thought would work. What am I doing wrong? I am using: ...
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biblatex-mla error [closed]

I am trying to use biblatex-mla to have MLA references in my work. However, I can't seem to get it to work. Here is the error every time I run TypeSet on BibTex The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Biblatex: Attach “'s” to author name in citations [duplicate]

I am using biblatex with biber as backend and natbib loaded. What I am trying to achieve is appending an author's name with 's, e.g. in a situation like: [...] as outlined in Krugman's (1989) ...
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Can't replace non-ascii characters with biblatex

This is a follow-up to my question Translate content in fields in bibliography entries (biblatex), which revealed a problem when trying to replace content in a .bib file when that content contain non-...
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biblatex with APA problem [closed]

Hi I basically want to use biblatex instead of apacite. When I try run the following code, it just doesn't run: \begin{filecontents}{myref.bib} @ARTICLE{ref1, author = "A. E. Gill", title ...
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reference problems after upgrading [closed]

so i know this has been asked before but i am having an issue with biblatex after i upgraded my packages in miktex. i have uninstalled and reinstalled entire tex distribution, i cleared temp file in ...
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\bibnamedelima unavailable in encoding T1

Updated question: I am using xelatex / biber on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to write up a dissertation. My source is: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \...
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Suspected Problem with UTF8 in .bib file [closed]

I've got the following problem. When I try to compile my .tex file I get: "Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8 not set up for use with LaTeX". The .tex file is UTF8 encoded. Running ...
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Combining biber with BibLaTeX

I'm trying to use BibLaTeX, is there any other solution instead of using biber to display bibliography ? if it is, does it allow the edition of biblographies refenrences to this format [...
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BibLateX/Biber is incorrectly sorting entries with hyphens in their respective author's last name

UPDATE 2 I now finally understand that this behaviour is indeed a feature that is to be modified according to need. Thank you very much to @moewe for educating me on this. I have now set his/her ...
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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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How can create one bibliography file for different tex files in one project

I am beginner in Tex writing, and writing a report in Texmaker on Ubuntu 13.10. I have separate files for different chapters. Now I want to create one .bib file for all chapters including main file, ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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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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\nocite{*} for single bibdatasources with biblatex/biber

Several bibliography resources are used in one single tex-document. They resources have been added using: \addbibresource{}. Now I'd like to use the \nocite{*} command to print all references of one ...
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Building bibliography out-of-source: couldn't open `blx.bib`

My Makefile: MK=lualatex -output-directory=$(TARGET) TEX_FILE=report TARGET=./target $(TEX_FILE): $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex bibtex $(TARGET)/$(TEX_FILE) $(MK) $(TEX_FILE).tex ...
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What does Biber's Abort Trap 6 mean?

I'm trying to use biber/biblatex for the first time and have run into some problems. When I invoke biber on my document from inside TeXShop, the process appears to hang with the following appearing ...
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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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biblatex: extrayear only if full date is equal?

I have a bunch of bib entries of the same author which are labeled by the full date. The problem is that some of them have the same date and so need an extrayear label. But extrayear works by year not ...
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Biber failed to identify author name with “-”

When the author name with "-", biber tends to generate dummy characters around the name. For example, one input in bib file as the following. @article{Baker, author = {Baker, F.B. and Al‐Karni, A}, ...
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Changing citation style using biber

I have two problems regarding the citation style, see example. At first, the citation should be without the title of the work for space sparing reasons. Second, the volume.number (Month Year) ...
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Biblatex/biber does not work [closed]

I am so sure it is just a minor problem, yet I try to solve it since days without any progress, so I would be glad for any help: I recently switched to biblatex - and my document fails to produce a ...
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Cite Command with a Customised Field for Biblatex

I am writing a PhD and my mentor wants me to use a specific short form of citation in the footnotes and long one in the bibliography at the end of the work. So basically I need to have three short ...
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Citations with same first author and date with apa style: no letter generated

I use the package biblatex with biber to generate my bibliography. I have some references with the same first author and the same year but no letter is inserted to make the distinction possible. I saw ...
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Biber/BibLaTeX \printbibliography causes “undefined control sequence” in the proceeding line

I'm using biblatex with biber as the backend to write my document. Without \printbibliography, all the citations work perfectly well, and appear in the document, so I assume that my bibliography.bib ...
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How to use different fonts in footnotes and bibliography / special old hebrew

Im using for old hebrew and old greek text special fonts with fontspec. How can i use this also in the footnotes and in den bibliography? There are only single hebrew words in 3 of the booktitle. Im ...
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RStudio and biber [duplicate]

Can someone please help me get the code below to work but by running biber, not bibtex? I have a biblatex style (nejm) that only works with biber. I'm currently running RStudio 0.98.501 and this is ...
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latexdiff: changes in bibliography with BibLaTeX and Biber

latexdiff is able to highlight differences in the bibliography when the content of the bbl generated by BibTeX is included in the document. I've been trying to unsuccessfully do the same with ...
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Automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewriting

I search a solution to automatically add a custom url on my bibliography, based on local url rewritting. For example, i have a biblatex entry into library.lib with local pdf url like this : @...
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Run biber from inside LaTeXian [duplicate]

I often use LaTeXian on Mac OSX 10.9 to edit and display documents. Occasionally, I want to use the live preview option with bibliography content. The program allows you to enable a run of bibtex, ...
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Several strings in one biblatex-field — multiple references

As I understand it, biblatex-fields as eprint and related accept one and only string/key, though I want them to refer to two or more items/addresses. To give an example which might make it clear what ...
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Conditionally Hiding Parts of Bibtex Fields Depending on Language Field Value

I would like to create a document with a bibliography using XeLaTeX with Biber. In the bibliography, there are Chinese books and articles, as well as English or German ones. Some of the authors have ...
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Texmaker: Switch forth and back between Bibtex and Biber

I have to work on multiple documents, some of which are under my control and I want to use Biblatex with Biber, others which require to use Bibtex. I use Texmaker on Linux. I find it very annoying ...
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How to include crossrefs in bib files generated by biber --output-format=bibtex

The Question How can I ensure that cross-referenced entries are included in a .bib file generated by biber for a document in case the document does not cite the cross-referenced entries themselves ...
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Bibliography aux file mismatch (.aux.bcf versus .bcf)

I have migrated from OS X/TeXShop to Linux/TeXMaker. Something in the configuration must be different, because my project doesn't build the bibliography any longer. I tried the sequence pdflatex > ...
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Migrating Texniccenter and Biber to a new computer fails [closed]

I had a running system with Miktex 2.9 and Biber as well as Texniccenter 1 on a W7 machine. Now I bought a new W7 machine and wanted to reproduce the system on this machine. I installed the same ...
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How can one manage his own bibliography? (using biber/biblatex)

I used to work with Citavi and recently tried out Jabref. Due to the nature of the best, i.e. I always had re-touch the .bib-file, I recently exported consolidated my sources I had stored in Citavi ...
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Have Biblatex display only the first of first names for an author

I am looking for a way to force biblatex to strip all first names except the very first one. I am actually using only initials, but even that gets messy when the author has 3-4 first names in a row ...
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How modify the translation of a bibtex field?

When I use the "translator" field in bibtex (with fontspec and Italian as mainlanguage), for example in a entry like the following one: @Book{ apollodoro:2013, author = "...