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: 2 custom fields, only one is working

Following this question BibLaTeX/BibTeX custom field to show file link and Notes after bibliography entry with Biber and biblatex I get it to work (well, more or less). In the code below I defined a ...
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RefTeX won't find my .bib file in local library tree

RefTeX gives out the following error when trying to insert a citation: No valid bibliography in this document, and no default available I keep a master .bib file in ...
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Problem with Biber citation

I have used biber succesfully, but now I have ran into a problem. My pdf files look like this: This citation is not working (eco_theory_1979). When I typeset this tex file: ...
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xelatex-biber in Sublime Text 3

I am new to LaTeX, using MacTeX 2014, biblatex 2.9/Biber 0.9. In need to create a custom build that includes xelatex-biber-xelatex in Sublime Text 3. Comments below from @cfr and @egreg helped me to ...
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Difference between biblatex and biber?

When I execute with biblatex, I have the cite reference :year and author as a single link. See the code below: \documentclass[smallextended]{article} % onecolumn (second format) ...
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Using Biber in Biblatex

(This must be a duplicate, but I cant find this asked anywhere so...) I am trying to make a bibliography in a LaTeX document. Currently I am successfully using a back-end of Bibtex in Biblatex. In ...
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With Biblatex, how to have shorthands put into the main bibliography?

Using Biblatex (and Biber), I would like to have shorthands listed in the main bibliography produced by \printbibliography, and not in a separate list of abbreviations. See, for example, how in the ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?

[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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How to use DeclareSourcemap to add default value to a field

I would like to use Biber sourcemaps to add a default value to bibliography items' hyphenation field if there isn't any (I want the default hyphenation for bibliography entries be different from the ...
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How to get biber to pass fields into the .bbl file?

I'm using biblatex and biber, and trying to modify the usual styles to include a field for the AMS MathReviews number. My BibTeX file (well, I guess it's a Biber file now) has mrnumber fields, and ...
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Print numbered paragraph after title with Biblatex

My question is related with Biber and Biblatex (latest versions). I need to quote the number of a paragraph of an old Christian text which is published within a book printed nowadays. More clearly, ...
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Insert Colon in between (year) and (title) in references list: authoryear style

My code is as follows: I would like to have a : (colon) in between (year) and the (") of the title in references list. i tried using \renewcommand{\labelnamepunct}{\addcolon\space} but it doesn't ...
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Biblatex with Biber: Configuring my editor to avoid undefined citations

Running the minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @ARTICLE{example, author = {Other, Anthony Norman}, title = {Some things I ...
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footnote + bibliography with texmaker(OSX), biber, bib latex [duplicate]

Problems: footnotes are not filed with info from *.bib instead only the cite key is shown no bibliography shown I use texmaker on iOS with The MacTeX-2014 Distribution. quick build: LaTeX + ...
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Biblatex doesn't recognise a co-author as the same individual as a sole author

I am using Biblatex with Biber as follows: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp,babel=hyphen,mincrossrefs=3,backend=biber]{biblatex} My problem is that where I have an author (Cummins) who has ...
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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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BibTex won't run, I cannot see my references at the end of my documents [duplicate]

I'm using miktex 2.9 64-bit and texmaker 4.3. I'm working on a document right now which I have to hand in until Friday. The problem is that the references in my documents don't function and the ...
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Bibliography style DIN 1505 T2

I'm trying to adapt the German bibliography norm DIN 1505 T2. As seen in my minimal example, I almost managed it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Biblatex-biber bug

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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Having trouble getting certain refsections to print

I'm putting together a CV and have a section for technical reports, but am having trouble getting this section, and certain other sections, to be included in the output document. \begin{refsection} % ...
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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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biblatex style=apa, undefined control sequence [duplicate]

I want to use the apa style with biblatex and have some troubles. I use pdflatex from Miktex 2.9 (64x) and also downloaded biber and copied it into the bin directory. If I try to compile the ...
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Strange output when citing and in reference list with biber/ biblatex

when I create (using texlive2014/biber/biblatex/csquotes) a references list or when I simply cite something in the text with commands like this \parencite[cf.][]{Hunt2007} or ...
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Problem installing biber - dll error followed by can't load warning in TexMaker

I am using a 64bit win7 pc and since days I am trying to install biber without succes I downloaded the latest version and when clicking on biber.exe I first got several warnings of missing.dll files. ...
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How do I use biblatex with Gummi?

I've spent hours and hours looking through posts and documentation and I still have no idea. The documentation is unending, I just want to know how to actually use it. I use Gummi to edit my .tex ...
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How to replace the second footcite “Author. Title. Year.” by “Ibid”?

I would like to present footcites as follow: Author. Title of the article. Year of the article. [ref] or Ibid. [ref] (for the second times of the same cite) For the first presentation, I ...
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Biblatex ibid in lowercase if prenote is present

I've defined my own biblatex style (see MWE) which uses citations in footnotes. I've patched the prenote command, because otherwise biblatex writes the prenote text in lowercase (note: I don't want to ...
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\cite inside bib file

I am using a \cite inside a bib file (ref to an article in a journal but I add: see same paper in 'collected work') Eg: @article{volterra_1887_4, author = {Volterra, Vito}, title = {Sopra le funzioni ...
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Ignore a bibliography field [e.g. “urldate”] for eliminating of biblatex/biber warnings

I have a large bibliography generated by a reference manager program (Citavi, but it can be anything else). The urldate field of all references is formatted as urldate = {dd.mm.yyyy}, which is not ...
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Biblatex multiple authors name and initials wrong order

I'm using biblatex for my report and I've run into a small problem. When I have multiple authors in my .bib file my bibliography displays the initials of the authors (after the first) in the wrong ...
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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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How to map values into a non-empty field using \DeclareSourcemap

For my publication list I want to generate several bibliographies that are automatically disciminated by the publication state. For the publication state I use the pubstate field and by the keywords= ...
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Is there a way to just compile contents of a .bib file? [duplicate]

Probably a complete newbie question. When writing with LaTeX I have no problem with my bibliography but of course it only compiles entries that I have cited in my document. I would have all my ...
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BibLaTeX Biber in TeXnicCenter does not produce bibliography

I recently changed to backend=biber after some problems with encoding in bibtex8 ( Biblatex encoding ). Everything seemed to work fine until I added some references and updated the bibliography file. ...
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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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how to find error in bibtex file that biber chokes upon [closed]

How can we trace back to the actual bib file the (most likely formatting) error that makes biber die? The error I get from the biber run is: [1447] Utils.pm:160> ERROR - BibTeX subsystem: ...
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Year missing in citation with biblatex and chicago-authordate style

I am using Texmaker 4.0.2 to compile a document with citations and I need them in the chicago-authordate style. When I compile the document and look at the pdf, the in-text citations are there, but ...
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How to cite tweets?

Is there a smart way to cite tweets? I'm using the Chicago Manual of Style, and all they say is this, which is not really a guide, yet. Ideally, you'd be able to have a macro where you just put the ...
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How to modify Bibtex URL tags in Latex?

I want to cut the URL tags defined in a Bibtex file. For example I want to crop the prefix "mailto:" so that it won't be shown. But the hyperlink still has to contain it. The following command does ...
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Biblatex. Verbose. Redundant information & styles

I will use several chapters of some @incollection with biblatex (biber) and I'm trying to avoid redundant information. I followed the instructions given by Paul Stanley to this answer, but I faced ...
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biber - warning about non-ascii characters

Biber gives me the following warning: WARN - The entry 'csorgo__sandor:10' has characters which cannot be encoded in 'ascii'. Recoding problematic characters into macros. Is this anything to worry ...
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Biber not recognized on Windows 7 64-bit after installing it into the localtexmf tree

I downloaded the texmf tree containing biber.exe from miktex-biber-bin.tar.lzma Then I created a tree c:\localtexmf and put the tpm, miktex, doc folders there. I added c:\localtexmf to the %path% ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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Remote bibliography

Does someone know if it is possible to load a bibliography file located in Google Drive? For instance, I would like to use ...
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biber-Double month entry in greek bibitem

I am creating the bibliography using pdflatex, biber and utf8 encoding. The problem is that the field month is displayed twice in the greek entries as the red rectangle shows in the next figure Any ...
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Format of author and collaboration

I'm using biblatex + biber to produce my bibliography. Right now I'm using the following code to include a collaboration field into my bib. \DeclareSourcemap{ \maps[datatype=bibtex,overwrite=true]{ ...
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biber, why does my MWE not work? [duplicate]

Please help me, I have no idea why this MWE does not work. I am using the TeXnicCenter. I get the error message: Citation 'author2000' on page 1 undefined on input line 29. \listfiles ...
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Missing $ inserted - referring to bibliography?

I'm getting ! Missing $ inserted.<inserted text>$ ...y[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] The respective line is \printbibliography[prenote=myprenote,title={Bibliography}] Is there ...
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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 biber to \bibitem

I am a LaTeX really entusiastic newbie. Thus I am writing all my reports and articles using this wonderful tool. Unfortunately the editors of scientific review do not all have the same entusiasm ...