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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Biber with LatexTools on SublimeText 2

My current workflow for latex involves using the LatexTools package with Sublime Text 2. I've gotten to a point where not knowing how to do citations is crippling my productivity, but I am unable to ...
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inputenc causing “Error: Unicode char \u8:Ø\isdot not set up for us” [on hold]

In the text below, the line \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} is causing this error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:Ø\isdot not set up for us It's something to with the {\O} in the bib file. ...
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Undefined control sequence in \printbibliography (biblatex)

EDIT: On a suggestion I added: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and changed \bibliography{citations.bib} into \addbibresrouce{citations.bib} This solved this specific problem, even though I now ...
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biblatex footcite style

I'm currently using biblatex and biber for my bibliography. While using bibstyle=alphabetic and citestyle=alphabetic generates the desired output, I want to edit the footcite format. As you might ...
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Using \footfullcite{ref}, how can I get the subscript to not be a clickable link?

The following code works fine except I don't want any \footfullcite superscripts to be clickable links. How can I get the superscripts to just be a normal superscripts? \documentclass{paper} ...
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Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file

I'm trying to use biblatex and when I compile my document I get an error like the following: Windows data source C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\par-5061756c\ ...
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Biber/Biblatex problem (Use of uninitialized value)

So I had a paper ready for a presentation tomorrow, and I decided to add a new reference. Bad idea, this happened when I compiled: Use of uninitialized value $name in string eq at ...
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Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1

Under biber 2.1 my biblatex produces input encoding errors. The same procedures worked smoothly under biblatex 2.9a/biber 1.9, now that I upgraded to biblatex 3.0/biber 2.1 I get the following message ...
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Refer to complex note-like citations

I have recently asked this question about complex note like citations: (How to achieve full compression of references with biber and add comments to grouped citations?) There, I was looking for a ...
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Error message when using biber

Great site here. I have a question regarding Biblatex and Biber. My current .tex file structure looks like this in TeXworks: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Help with a custom references style

So...I'm not the only one who needs to use some custom style in their bibliography. As I'm annoyed with using office word editors I would like to create a tex template that I can use over and over and ...
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references to WinEdt guide template giving errors [duplicate]

I am using the WinEdt QuickGuide.tex as a template to write a document, however, when I try to include the bibliography like: ...
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adding asterisks to author last name using Chicago Style (meta-analysis)

Similar to this question, I would like to asterisk certain citations in the reference list but using style=chicago-authordate instead of apa. For some reason that I do not know, this small change ...
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change the .bib file path [closed]

I am using the command: \addbibresource{chap1.bib} and then: \chapter*{Bibliography} for my Bibliographies. I wanted to change the path to where Biber reads in the .bib files. I tried the ...
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biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography?

I am having difficulties with setting up the layout of my bibliography. I would like to have a numeric style which does a none sorting so its order is as it appears in the text. Plus I would like my ...
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ß becomes SS in bibliography with BibLaTeX/Biber and XeLaTeX

Background: I am using BibLaTeX, Biber and XeLaTeX to write a book that contains a bibliography. The bib-file is encoded as UTF-8 and contains "special" characters such as umlauts (ä, ö, ü) and sharp ...
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In-text citation with biblatex-apa not using et al. correctly? Two authors listed before et al

I'm writing my thesis, and have had the strangest behavior from just one in-text citation. I'm using biblatex/biber with the following setup: \documentclass[letterpaper, 11pt, twoside, ...
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no page break between shorthands and bibliography

I am using the following commands for my bibliography: \usepackage[style=verbose-ibid,firstinits=true,sorting=nty,sortcites=true, useprefix=false,isbn=false,maxnames=99,citetracker=true, ...
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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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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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Handling interference between biber.conf and \DeclareSourcemap of biblatex?

In the MWE below, I show that I have a bibliographic entry, which has had comment characters % embedded in the abstract field; while this passes with bibtex, with biblatex/biber it makes a problem, ...
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TeXnicle bibliography error using biber

Using biber as Biblatex backend and typesetting with TeXnicle no bibliography is produced as an output, with log messages saying that all my citations where undefined, and with the following message: ...
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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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Add URL field to footcites using style=authortitle-icomp

I would like to add the field URL for footcited @online{} items. The biblatex manual was not helpful for me. I use biber and biblatex with the following options: \usepackage[ backend=biber, ...
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Multiple reference lists using biblatex: how to remove duplicated entries?

I'd like to have two lists of references in my document. However, I want each reference to appear only once in the entire document. \documentclass{article} ...
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remove asterik in Friggeri template

How can I remove the asterisk under Publicaciones section? I have tried: \renewcommand{\refname}{} \renewcommand{\bibsection}{} \printbibsection{article}{ } Compile with biber option But ...
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Filter not found error using \printbiblist with biblatex (backend Biber)

I'm trying to generate a table of abbreviations from a subset of bibliography entries with short titles. My idea is to use \printbiblist{shorttitle} with a filter so that only references with a ...
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biber produces empty bbl file even without complaining about recode_data.xml [closed]

On some machines, with biblatex 2.9a and biber 1.9, following file (test.tex) leads to an empty test.bbl when processed with latex test; biber test: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend = ...
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Show first author only with \cite (with exceptions) - maxcitenames ignored for some authors

In a presentation I am currently working on, I would like to have all citations look like [LastNameOfFirstAuthor et al. 1999] where 1999 is the year and the "et al." only shows up for multiple ...
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biblatex: don't show pages attribute

I would like to remove the "pages" attribute from .bib files. I tried to pass \usepackage[usepages=false]{biblatex}, which seemed the logical way to do it, based on the documentation, but it does ...
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BibLateX - Missing \begin{document} [closed]

I wanted to use BibLateX with IEEE style, because of urldate. The problem is, I'm getting error: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. I'm using pdftex and bibtex for compilation. I'm ...
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How do I suppress the repetition of \nameaddon information in a biblatex-chicago bibliography?

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography (biblatex-chicago with Biber backend). Thanks to @moewe I am using \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{nameaddon}} ...
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Can I suppress \nameaddon in Footnotes without using \shortcite in Biblatex-Chicago? [duplicate]

I am using the nameaddon field to include death dates of certain authors in my bibliography. This is working well in the bibliography at the end, but doesn't always give the results I want in the ...
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Biblatex/Biber issues (authoryear-icomp, MiKTeX/TexMaker) [duplicate]

I have some problems using Texmaker 4.4.1 with MiKTex 2.9, Biblatex 2.9a, biber 1.9 and Jabref. When compiling, there occur following errors (example): Citation 'ngrip2004' on page 4 undefined ...
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Citations out of order with appendix and split bibliographies in backmatter?

As References before appendix points out, I can use citations both in mainmatter and appendix of a book, with only a single \printbibliography at end of mainmatter and before appendix. In the below ...
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Control biber's bibliography entry field name lengrh

When I run biber, with options biber --tool --output_align --output_indent=2 --output_fieldcase=lower I get: @inproceedings{foo, author = {One, Some}, booktitle = {International Conference ...
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A follow-up question on managing bibliography workflow

I felt this should be a follow-up question. If not, please remove it. The original question was Workflow for managing references?. I am using TeXStudio 2.5.2 in Windows 7, biber and biblatex for the ...
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biblatex 3.0 apa undefined control sequence (\mkbibdateapalongextra?) [duplicate]

I am not sure why I cannot copy from the TeXShop console anymore, but here is my problem. This does not seem to be related to my bib file or how I cite things. How can I fix this? I am calling ...
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biblatex 3.0 and APA citation styles [duplicate]

I am using biblatex 3.0 (current with the TeX Live 2015 pretest) and hope to hove APA citations and a bibliography. Instead, the relevant lines shown below in LuaLaTeX generate a PDF with no ...
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Automatic substitution of spaces in fields with Biber and Biblatex

I have a pretty large .bib file which fields may contain spaces (e.g. the "series" field can be "SIGMOD '99"). When I print the bibliography, some lines are thus broken on these spaces, which is ...
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Color for subsequent punctuations marks

I use the following code for coloring the brackets of the references in my text. This works fine also for the commas and hyphen in-between the brackets. However the colors for the subsequent ...
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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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Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography and bibliography-counter

I try to exclude fullcite entries from my Bibliography. I found this very useful answer Exclude \fullcite{…} citation from bibliography but i have the problem that this excluded entries still impact ...
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With defernumbers, right biblatex' numeric labels even with skipbib, but wrong in case of citation \AtEndDocument

Context: biblatex 2.9a and biber 1.9. Thanks to defernumbers, biblatex' numeric labels are right even with entries skipped from the bibliography (options={skipbib}), as shown by the following MWE: ...
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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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ordered citation in text with \autocite{} by date [duplicate]

I hadn't take care about citation order in my phd. I have used \autocite{} as well as \textcite{}. Now I would like to do this job automaticaly... and order by date. It's possible in a less tricky way ...
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used biber for compiling - but receive bibTeX .blg file? [closed]

I want to include a bibliography (biblatex) into my text - I compile with biber, but receive an BibTeX log file, which honestly doesn't make sense for me. I use the newest versions of kile and ...
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BibLaTeX preserve case of acronyms in title

I have an extensive list of references(mostly journal articles) exported from Mendeley to a .bib file automatically. The issue that I have currently is the IEEE style uses sentence case and thus I ...
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Texmaker and MacTex are unable to compile Index, Nomenclature and Biber

On Mac (Maverick) with MacTex (up-to-date), I can compile the following (A) MWE using the Engine (B) for Texshop, however not using the (C) custom command for Texmaker. I searched for two days and ...
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Biblatex/Biber not resolving citation if more than 3 authors cited [duplicate]

I'm using Biblatex and biber for my citation needs, but I have the problem, that one citation remains undefined, if I cite more than 3 authors, with 3 it shows up, with more than that it is undefined! ...