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comment Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet
You can pass a custom collation table with the option --collate_options="table => <filename>". See the documentation for that option here: search.cpan.org/~sadahiro/Unicode-Collate-1.09/Collate.pm
Dec
17
comment Custom Sorting Order for the Bibliography with biblatex according to Sanskrit Alphabet
Biber support all CLDR tailored locales supported by the Unicode::Collate module (search.cpan.org/~sadahiro/Unicode-Collate-1.08/Collate/…). By the look of the Sanskrit tailoring, it doesn't do enough of what you need?
Dec
16
comment Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file
I am looking into this again and it seems that it is probably related to windows automatic cleanup of Temp data dirs. The problem is that it cleans up things that are not locked and then when you run the next time, the cache unpacking happens again automatically for missing items - however - special files like the recode XML are not unpacked auutomatically again, hence the error. The workaround is still to delete and re-create the cache but I'm looking into potential other workarounds.
Dec
8
comment Biblatex and a relational database?
Well, I haven't thought about this much I'm afraid. It is hard to do something in general here as the biber datasource drivers need to know something about the underlying relational source structure. If you have a specific database structure in mind, a driver is certainly possible.
Dec
8
comment biblatex: change name of author according to language?
It's just a manual install in your local texmf tree - I suspect that there are several examples of this on TSE. However, I wouldn't recommend it at the moment - I have to refactor some of the 4.0 things in the light of recent testing and the interfaces are likely to change.
Nov
30
comment Biblatex-biber bug
A diff won't help here probably because the PAR::Packer module names the unpacked files with hashes which may well change between unpacks, particularly the shared libraries which certain modules need. To really compare, you'd have to compare file contents or sizes.
Nov
16
comment Biblatex dashed entries with “sortname” and “shortauthor”
You could use a biber sourcemap to change all Lennon names to something the same and then dashes would work. This way you don't have to change the source .bib.
Nov
16
comment How to use DeclareSourcemap to add default value to a field
How about \step[fieldsource=hyphenation, notmatch=".", final]? This will only continue if the field is blank.
Nov
13
revised biblatex: change name of author according to language?
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Nov
2
comment Biblatex-biber bug
This is very strange. The "cache" is just where biber unpacks itself to on the first run after install of a new version. It stores no data about the actual work it does there. It does store some data in system temp dirs which depend on the OS. It could conceivably be that the cache location where it unpacks to is monitored and cleaned up by some other process which breaks it but it's unlikely. We'd need to know the version, the OS and the output of biber --cache too.
Nov
2
comment Compress 5-6 to 5f. in a citation's postnote: \rangelen in \ifnumequal
Yes, the semantics are a bit silly in some cases but the ones decomposing unicode roman numerals from Unicode composites are actually very nice and would be horrible to do in TeX without a NFKD library. For example, calculating a range in romans numerals like "U+2165 U+2160 - U+216B" - that's the Unicode precomposed "VI" followed by "I" to make "VII" and the end of the range is the precomposed "XII". The rangelen should be "6". The same as if it was "U+2166 - U+216B" or even ASCII "VII-XII". Hard to do in TeX ...
Nov
2
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Nov
2
answered Compress 5-6 to 5f. in a citation's postnote: \rangelen in \ifnumequal
Nov
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Oct
18
comment biblatex: change name of author according to language?
It will be 4.0/4.0 and these are already available in the EXPERIMENTAL folders on SF.
Oct
2
comment Biblatex: problem with defernumbers
Let's wait and make sure it's fixed ...
Sep
30
comment Biblatex: problem with defernumbers
That two runs after biber is normal - it's necessary as the .aux file has to pass some values to a second run. It's mentioned in the biblatex manual.
Sep
29
comment \mkbibquote does not close quotation marks if immediately followed by colon
This is now implemented in the 3.0 dev version.
Sep
27
comment Biblatex: problem with defernumbers
I have re-opened bug github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/213 for this. I have also updated the biblatex 3.0 DEV beta on Sourceforge with a fix if you can test it.
Sep
25
comment Biblatex: problem with defernumbers
Looking into it.