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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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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Missing packages after upgrade?

I am using LaTeX+Biber+Texmaker under Ubuntu. I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 14.10, and I am having some issues with some of my LaTeX documents after that. I thought the issue might be ...
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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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Is it possible to allow linebreaks in the ISBN number of (auto-generated) bibliography files?

I hope it's not a duplicate but I was not able to find a solution. I generate my *.bib file using Citavi. The problem is, that if the ISBN number is near the end of the line it generates overfull ...
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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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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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Custom authoryear bibstyle to match German dinat

I use biblatex in my document like this: \usepackage[backend=biber, hyperref=true, sorting=none, url=true, isbn=false, ...
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Typeset a bibliography with entries in several different languages

What is the best way to typeset a bibliography that contains several entries in a number of different language scripts like Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese. The question centers ...
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TeXstudio - Make recognition of bibliography changes work with output_directory parameter

I have a problem regarding TeXstudio (on a Windows machine, using MiKTeX) and the output_directory parameter of biber. I changed this parameter together with the pdflatex parameter aux-directory, so ...
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Beamer - rounded corners around blocks and footnotes

My aim is to get rounded corners without shadow ergo I used the following command \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded][shadow=false] but it seems like that this option affects the footnotes as well, ...
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Hyperref not working (participants: acro, cleverref, pgfplots, biber). Also not working: '\documentclass[final]'

I am writing on my thesis and I can't get it to work with \documentclass[final]{scrreprt}. pdflatex only passes when the draft option is enabled. Also I am not able to use the hyperref package. I ...
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Still about how to set configuration files to print the bibliography with Vim and biber

Although I read some posts on this site about vim and biber, still I'm not able to compile correctly. Following some suggestion, I put in my texcr (at line 96) TexLet g:Tex_MultipleCompileFormats = ...
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biblatex/biber: removing a comma between reference and postnote argument

I'm using biblatex/biber for some months and I'm quite happy with it. But I'm facing a little problem, for which I can't find a solution. Even if the postnote argument is not a page number, ...
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Having problems with sorting citation inline with biblatex and biber

I am working on my thesis and having some problem with citations. I am using biber and natbib. The thing is when I cite in line with \citep{ } and want to cite several author like: \citep{B-Athor, ...
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Hyperref in verbose citestyle (Biber) not working

I am using hyperref and Biber's verbose citestyle for the bibliography of my Ph.D thesis. However, the hyperrefs for the bibliography does not seem to be working. Here is my set up : % !TEX encoding ...
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Biber won't generate Bibliography

I am trying to switch over to BibLaTeX from BibTeX. When I use backend=bibtex I get the proper citations and bibliography (but also the limitations of BibTeX). When I change to backend=biber (and ...
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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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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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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 exits with code 25 but no error message

Biber 1.8 has mysteriously stopped working for me: % biber --trace mytest || echo "Failed with code $?" INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'mytest.blg' INFO - Reading 'mytest.bcf' INFO - ...
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Winedit problem with biblatex (cygwin1.dll)

I have a strange bug occurring when I compile my tex file with pdftexify in winedt 8.2 (I have a win7 64bit machine) First, I have set biber.exe in the Winedt execution modes screen. All the packages ...
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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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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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biber does not seem to work even though the command is found

just manually installed biber (/usr/bin/biber) but it does not work at all. "biber --version" does nothing at all but the command is definitely found. screenshot: ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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BibLateX/biber, maxbibnames with style=apa?

I'm trying to make a citation to an IPCC technical summary and want to include all authors in the bibliography entry. I also want to use APA-style citations for the paper. These two settings seem to ...
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Update Biber 1.8 to 1.9

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 (32bit) and TeXstudio 2.8.8 on Windows 8.1. When compiling, I get an error message that I am using Biber 1.8 (which I installed via the Package Manager) but should use Biber 1.9. ...
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Footcite only with surname

My I aim is to configure the \footcite command so that it prints only the surname of an author and it seems to work for most Authors but in some cases it doesn't. I would really appreciate if someone ...
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APA in-text citation and reference tweak with biblatex/biber

I need to fix an issue related to in-text citation as well as the way the reference list is displaying one the articles used in the manuscript. Check this out: (Krippendorff & Butter, 1998, 2) ...
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Different bibtex tags content enclosing and string concatenation

I had noticed strange (in my opinion) behaviour of string concatenation in bibtex entry. I tested three different examples: @string{abc={ABC}} @string{def={DEF}} @string{abc="{ABC}"} ...
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biblatex data inheritance

I have now provided a minimum working example for my data inheritance problems and split my questions. Without the statements prohibiting inheritance from mvcollection to collection and collection to ...
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Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet

I want to add a bibliography of primary sources to an article, and sort its entries alphabetically according to Sanskrit alphabet, using IAST and utf-8, a, ā, i, ī, u, ū and so on, how can I tell ...
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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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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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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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Biber, TeX Live 2013, and OS X 10.9

This question is related to the question Tufte-Style Asides. I downloaded caesar_example.tex from Github sources and complied it from TeXShop. The output file caesar_example.pdf does not contain the ...