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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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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Only one specific character missing when compiling with biber and xelatex

I'm having trouble showing proper reference list - one letter just does not appear. I googled possible solutions, and updated the fonts, packages, but still can't resolve this. Here's MWE: ...
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Using \c{e} and other special characters in .bib files with pdflatex+biblatex+biber: How to avoid Package inputenc Error?

I use Mendeley to manage my bibliography and have it automatically update .bib files. Unfortunately, this often leads to the "Package inputenc Error" when compiling. I narrowed my problem down to ...
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Why is biber so slow?

I have a simple document, about 20 pages long with some mathematics and a couple of tikz diagrams. I use biblatex and biber (0.9.9 MacTeX 2011) to compile my references, of which there are currently ...
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How to update BibLatex and biber manually on Windows?

How can I update my bibLatex and biber on my Windows 7. I currently have biber 2.3 and biblatex 3.0 I have a file called "thesis.tex" and a reference file called "ThesisRef.bib" I am using the ...
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Error output in biblatex

I want to use biblatex, but I have errors in the output. I wonder if it's a software problem for typesetting, or maybe the incompatibility of biber and biblatex. I'm using TeXpad in Mac OS X. This ...
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Biber working with style=nature but error with style=chem-acs [closed]

I'm having troubles with the following .tex file. Using style=nature gives me no errors, using style=chem-acs or science does not work and gives me a bazillion errors (see below). I run pdfLaTeX, ...
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How to fix long URL line-breaks in Bibliography - raggedright

I would like long URLs in Bibliography to be ragged-right (left aligned) and start on a new line if longer than one line. There should be no way there is https: alone or after text at the end of line ...
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Lyx, referencing and classic thesis

I have some issues with referencing in LyX and the classicthesis template. Ive built my .bib file with Mendeley. Referencing with the example bibliography works properly, however, when I load my own ...
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Changed Biber/Biblatex citation styles, changed back, now citation keys instead of citations are displayed

I am attempting to create an APA citation of the format (Rubinstein, 1994, p. 773). The instructions I found online say to use: \parencite[p.~773]{Rubinstein1994}, with the following set-up: ...
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\usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} does not work, backend=bibtex works

When using the backend=biber option, I get a warning: package Biblatex warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: (biblatex) myproject Result: References are not recognized. Yes. A similar ...
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Trouble with biber and biblatex in Texmaker with MikTeX

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to write a thesis with Turabian formatting, specifically using biblatex-chicago. I downloaded 32-bit MikTeX and TexMaker but for the life of me I can't get citations to ...
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Equivalent of \iffieldundef under \DeclareSourcemap command

I use \DeclareSourcemap command to fix a whole bunch of things that get rendered in an undesirable manner. For instance, I use it to suppress the month of publication if an article has been published ...
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Troubleshooting for biber

I'm trying to switch from BibTeX to biber and ran into the problem that biber does not produce any output file. I noticed several questions about problems with biber e.g., Biblatex/biber does not ...
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How to make Biber also print the debug information in the log file?

I've switched from BibTeX to Biber and I was struggling with some errors. During those problems (see biblatex error: invalid format of field 'date' - what's wrong? and biber: Caught ...
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Parsing Underscores in URLs from Mendeley

Introduction Mendeley's desktop software has the ability to export the references to a bibtex compatible file for use in TeX based documents. However when exporting, Mendeley escapes all special ...
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Biber not stable, sometimes running amok

Since a couple of days I encounter frequent crashes with biber. While sometimes it runs flawlessly, other times it blocks the compiling with these errors: Interestingly in the last trial with latexml ...
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Making Biber talking (verbose) [duplicate]

I have problems with biber (Version 2.4 and 2.5). The error messages are, however, not very instructive. I would urgently like to know whether there is an option to have biber giving more info, e.g. ...
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How can I make biber output uniform field name lengths for all entries?

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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Biblatex/biber, citing website with “updated” tag

what is the correct way to cite a website that has published date, but also a updated date? Example: https://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html @online{PGP, author = {Philip R. ...
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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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Referencing a .bib file in a subfile [duplicate]

I want to cite references within a subfile and have the subfile correctly compile, but I seem not to be able to access my .bib from the subfiles, since it always gives me an error message when I try ...
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BibLaTeX: combine reading and number citestyle

i am using BibLaTeX in my current paper. My usepackage looks like this: \usepackage[citestyle=reading]{biblatex} With this, cites created like this \cite{Influx_Download} will get me the ...
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Problems with Biber/BibLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

For reference, I'm using MiKTeX 2.9, 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit. However, I tried this with the 64-bit version of MiKTeX and got an identical problem. When trying to compile the following code: ...
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Error: Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \mathplus

i am new to LaTeX and i have a problem. This is my tex file: \documentclass[a4paper, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Biblatex and Biber in a subfile

I have a problem with compiling a subfile with bibliography entries in it. My setup is a follows: My directory structure is: main.tex/chap/chapter1/subfile.tex Now, my main.tex has the following ...
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Biber stops with no warning [closed]

After update, biber (version 2.1 now) stopped without giving anything after the "INFO - Decoding LaTeX character macros into UTF-8". The same file was compiling before. System is Ubuntu 15.10.
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How to use unicode in URL in biblatex using xelatex?

Here's an example document: \documentclass[a4paper]{extreport} \usepackage[style=gost-numeric,defernumbers]{biblatex} \addbibresource{t.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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error in bbl file: You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode [on hold]

When I include my bibliography I get a "You can't use `\spacefactor' in vertical mode" error as it reads in the bbl file. If I open the bbl file and delete these lines, my book compiles normally: ...
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How can I install biber 2.4 manually from CTAN?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate and the repository version of biber is 2.3, so it's not compatible with some TeX Live 2015 packages. I want to install 2.4 from CTAN. Could anybody help me?
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Biblatex - Citation order different from Reference order

I am using biblatex with biber option. Is there a way to use the ieee style with citation being number in brakets, ordered by order of appearance but to have the references displayed with ...
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Error “Use of \sortlist doesn't match its definition. \sortlist{”

There's a peculiar error when running biber. I have a .tex and .bib file that compile to a fine pdf on one pc, but give the error Use of \sortlist doesn't match its definition. \sortlist{ on the ...
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How to fix biblatex warning about deprecated option

When I compile my document using latexmk main.tex I get the following warning Package biblatex Warning: 'firstinits' option is deprecated, use 'giveninits' instead. How do I get rid of this? ...
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How to write chemical formulas in the title field of .bib file?

Some publications have a chemical formula in the title string. Journals use very different workarounds to export .bib files for these articles on their website. Some are able to create complicate ...
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Getting superscript citations in RSC Chem bibliography format

The RSC package is supposed to format the text so that citations appear in [] in super script however this is not happening in my text, they are in [] but inline with the text. My bibliography is also ...
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BibLaTeX: have two separate bibliographies with consecutive numbering

I am trying to split my bibliography into two parts. The first part is local to a special section of the document, the other takes care of the rest of the citations. The two bibliographies may have ...
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Editing .bib file to fix error [closed]

I'm a fairly new LaTex user and i'm using Biber to compile my list of references. I updated everything to get rid of the incompatible versions of biber error message. This worked for me last time, ...
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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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Prevent page and column breaks mid bibliography entries in Biblatex/biber

Using biblatex and biber is there any way to prevent a page/column break from occurring mid item? The image below shows bibliography items being split both at the end of a column and at the end of the ...
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Biber exits with “WARN - No data sources defined!”

I am trying to use biber with XeTeX. Whenever I try to run biber against my .bcf file (generated via biblatex with the biber backend properly stated), I have the following output: INFO - This is ...
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Extra } or forgotten $ with biblatex and biber

I'm relatively baffled by the behavior of the following MWE. As far as I can tell, there is nothing wrong with the .bib entries. However, trying to compile this document (biblatex v3.3 and biber v2.4) ...
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Emphasising Citations in the text (not just bibliography)

I have a few bibliography entries that are especially important, such as the one by Genius and Vader in the example below. From the example we can see that "Lasers and Death Stars" is clearly an ...
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Is biber Turing complete?

I am wondering whether biber inherits Turing completeness from TeX. To show Turing completeness (without the requirement that the memory is infinite), we would need to emulate a Turing-complete ...
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Change ordering number and year biblatex

I would like to change the order of number and year in biblatex. I have tried \documentclass[a4paper,10pt,twoside]{article} \usepackage[hidelinks]{hyperref} %\usepackage{lipsum} %%%%% %bibliography ...
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.bbl file not created by BibLaTeX; no preexisting BibTeX conflict [closed]

I run the following code: % !BIB TS-program = biber \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee-alphabetic]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibshort.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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TexStudio does not generate bibliography

I'm making my CV by using the template found here:friggeri. Since I need to print all my publication, I've used the command \nocite{*}, but when I open the pdf file there isn't any publication. I'm ...
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How to fix weird `\'i` behavior when using biblatex?

I started to use biblatex not so long ago. Everything is working properly in general, however, I have had some trouble with the special character \'i, used in order to obtain the character "í". It ...
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List all co-authors

I'm listing all my publications using biblatex (for my resume), using a separate bib file (lastname.bib). I'm using biblatex with biber backend. I would add a section to list all my co-authors. Is ...
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biblatex with numeric-comp doesn't compress

I want to use the numeric-comp style of biblatex to produce cites like [1-3]. Unfortunately, all I ever get is [1, 2, 3]. Any ideas what could be the problem? A minimal tex-file is: ...
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Use biber and bibtex in Winedt

Because of some journals sill require bibtex, I wanted to configure WinEdt to work with both bibtex and biber. I installed the LaTeXify and now have the B+ button as shown here: I am now trying to ...