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I wholeheartedly agree with jon that a bibliography file is something a lot of thoughts and manual labour should go into to make sure the information is as accurate as possible; there are so many subtleties and corner cases that a script or other automation cannot catch. I also agree fully with his advice Invest the time (even if not for this task) to ...

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Fortunately, biblatex already provides all the facilities to deal with this effectively (it still takes quite some code, though). The authortitle bibliography style has an option to replace repeated authors in the list by a dash, we copy all the macros needed to do that and slightly modify one macro (namely bbx:dashcheck) \renewcommand{\bibnamedash}{} ...

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Since biblatex-apa aims to comply exactly with the slightly complicated APA guidelines, the "standard" options maxnames and friends do not work (as expected, if at all) with biblatex-apa. To include an arbitrary number of authors (and editors) in the bibliography is possible though with the option apamaxprtauth, which defaults to 7, see §3.1 Package ...

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There is no technical reason not to mix utf8 text and LaTeX in one .bib file. Biblatex, with biber, handles both fine. Ease of input, readability, and portability may count in favour of various approaches. For some fonts, especially fixed width ones, hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes are hard to distinguish. Some characters are hard to input, especially ...

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Looks like your biber cache got corrupted. For a quick fix: Open Terminal Enter the following: biber --cache Remove the folder shown by the command Here is a more detailed description of the bug.

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