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Jun
27
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
22
comment Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file
To reiterate, this is a problem with certain OSes which clean up tmp directories automatically. It is a known issue wth the Par::Packer perl module and is being actively addressed by the maintainer and I think there will be a fix released soon. When this has been released, I will make a new biber release with the updated module. I think this should fix this problem for good.
Jun
21
comment Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1
Yes, it's a general thing with \i, regardless of the accent. There used to be all sorts of special cases just for this which was making recoding hard because really, you are applying an accent to a dotless i. It's just that these inputenc semantics were easier in days gone by.
Jun
21
answered Input encoding error after upgrading from Biber 1.9 to Biber 2.1
May
31
answered Handling interference between biber.conf and \DeclareSourcemap of biblatex?
May
31
comment Handling interference between biber.conf and \DeclareSourcemap of biblatex?
Actually, this may be a bug, looking into it.
May
31
comment Handling interference between biber.conf and \DeclareSourcemap of biblatex?
This is correct - the problem is that the \DeclareSourcemap and the .conf file write are at the same "level" of maps and the most specific settings (the particular document) take precedence. I could potentially split this as I did with the "style" level of maps but as @moewe says, it will probably encourage real confusing with maps all over the place.
May
26
revised Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled?
Put in proper escapes for the biber cache command
May
1
comment Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?
I made a mistake there - I meant Unicode::Normalize, not Unicode::Collate. So, if you are using the raw perl install, then do this: perl -MUnicode::Normalize -E 'say $Unicode::Normalize::VERSION;' and make sure it does not return anthing greater than 1.17
Apr
28
comment Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?
One thing to note is that if you are using the unpacked perl install, make sure you are not using Unicode::Collate version 1.18+ at the moment because that removed XS code and this makes it a lot slower. The new release enforces version 1.17 for unpacked installs.
Apr
28
comment Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?
It is rather inevitable - biber is not comparable to bibtex any more. Its functional set is a large superset of bibtex.It's also not in C, which bibtex is. I may look into adding options to disable parts of the internals whe.n drafting or when certain things are not needed.
Apr
1
comment biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files
@barto - I think you'll need to open a new question with a MWE.
Mar
1
awarded  Pundit
Mar
1
comment Open brace in BibTeX fields
This was a bug in biber and is fixed in the current DEV branch. \textbraceleft and \textbractright are now excluded from UTF8 decoding (they were already excluded from encoding). \{ is out of the question as it would require changes in the underlying parser.
Feb
21
comment Excessive fields in biblatex could not be removed if using \fullcite
As @moewe says, the best way to do this is to do this as early as possible before biblatex even sees the data, using the biber sourcemapping feature. There are many examples of this on TSE.
Feb
21
comment biblatex: numbering of “overlapping” bibliographies
I have implemented a sourcemapping feature in biber which can "clone" an entry by adding a prefix to the entry key. See the Github issue you raised - it seems to solve your problem but I would welcome feedback.
Jan
26
comment Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file
Actually, this is now actively being addressed by the relevant module (PAR::Packer) developers and there is a beta fix out at the moment and so I hope to be able to update biber with this fix soon.
Dec
21
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.