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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
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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.
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?
edited body
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.