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Jul
24
comment Biblatex/biber fails with a strange error about missing recode_data.xml file
The PAR module which biber uses to unpack has just been updated with a fix for this issue. I am in the process of upgrading the build farms to use this and will release biber 2.2 DEV soon with this fix incorporated.
Jul
23
answered \DeclareLabelname not working in biblatex 3.0
Jul
20
comment biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files
@moewe - this is done
Jul
20
revised biblatex: multiple bibliographies categorised by different .bib files
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Jul
17
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Jul
17
comment Reference order while using utf8 and biber
This is very mysterious. I think we need some more tests. Can you send me a --trace output of your TL 2015 run?
Jul
16
comment Reference order while using utf8 and biber
Hmm, I get the correct sort order with TL15 with both lualatex and pdflatex (not the sort order in your image). This is on OSX however. Is anyone else not using windows and can check?
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
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