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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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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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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Reference(Source) directly under the caption

Is there a way to write the reference of a figure directly under the Figure? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} ...
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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-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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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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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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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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\textcite without square brackets

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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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX

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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Only citekey showing in compiled document [closed]

I have followed the routine of: latex bibtex latex latex (F6, F11, F6, F6) However the compiled document only turns up the citekey and not the citation itself. I am using JabRef for creating the ...
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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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Error: Could not start the command: biber.exe “Filename” [closed]

I am using TexStudio with the following preamble: \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage[babel]{csquotes} \usepackage{xpatch} ...
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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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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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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Configure R Studio to use Biber for APA on Beamer Slides (Biblatex + Biber + R Studio + MiKTeX)

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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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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Package keyval Error: sorting undefined

Even at the risk of being this question closed as too localized or a duplicate of this, I feel that it is relevant for people like me, using XeLatex and Biber for the first time... I am using Adrien ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Run biber in TexMaker, Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am compiling my project with TexMaker 4.1-1 in Ubuntu 14.04. I have TexLive 2013 and Biber 1.8-1. I have to compile it running first the TexMaker Quick Build with LuaLaTeX + View PDF, then running ...
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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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\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 & 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 ...