I'm trying to use BibLaTeX, is there any other solution instead of using biber to display bibliography ? if it is, does it allow the edition of biblographies refenrences to this format
[first_author_name, last_two_number_of_year] ?
Thanks a lot!
biblatex can be used together with four different backends (§3.1.1 Load-time Options/
backend, p. 43 of the
biblatex's very own Biber
bibtex8, a BibTeX version that can deal with 8-bit encodings
bibtexu, a Unicode version of BibTeX (the documentation states that
biblatexhas not been tested with
bibtexuin any way)
If you skim through the documentation, however, you will find that a lot of features are marked "Biber only", these features are mostly - but not exclusively - concerned with sorting, list generation and (general) disambiguation, label modifications, cross-referencing between entries and, of course, the source mapping feature; Biber also provides a nice interface to add new entry fields and types.
So to make full use of all the features of
biblatex, you will have to use Biber. The closer your needs are to those satisfied by the standard styles (
alphabetic), however, the more likely you are to get along fine with using BibTeX.
Case in point is your question Change entry label to [Jones,82]: While it is perfectly possible to get a
alphabetic-style bibliography using BibTeX, changing the label can only be done (comfortably) via
\DeclareLabelalphaTemplate, a Biber-only command (there might be a solution hacking
biblatex.bst, but that is not recommended).