when I create (using texlive2014/biber/biblatex/csquotes) a references list or when I simply cite something in the text with commands like this \parencite[cf.][]{Hunt2007} or \textquote[{\cite[2]{Hunt2007}}]{bla bla}, I get weird outputs, which look like this one from my reference list:

from my references list

or this one from the text:

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Running the code, I get this error message:

INFO - This is Biber 1.9
INFO - Logfile is 'Diplomarbeit.blg'
INFO - Reading 'Diplomarbeit.bcf'
INFO - Using all citekeys in bib section 0
INFO - Processing section 0
INFO - Looking for bibtex format file '/home/sebastian/Documentos/BibTeX library/Diplomarbeit.bib' for section 0
INFO - Decoding LaTeX character macros into UTF-8
INFO - Found BibTeX data source '/home/sebastian/Documentos/BibTeX library/Diplomarbeit.bib'
WARN - BibTeX subsystem: /tmp/8snweNJr4V/Diplomarbeit.bib_15136.utf8, line 6, warning: 177 characters of junk seen at toplevel
INFO - Overriding locale 'en-US' defaults 'normalization = NFD' with 'normalization = prenormalized'
INFO - Overriding locale 'en-US' defaults 'variable = shifted' with 'variable = non-ignorable'
INFO - Sorting list 'nyt' of type 'entry' with scheme 'nyt' and locale 'en-US'
INFO - No sort tailoring available for locale 'en-US'
INFO - Writing 'Diplomarbeit.bbl' with encoding 'UTF-8'
INFO - Output to Diplomarbeit.bbl
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014/Arch Linux) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
restricted \write18 enabled.

My .bib-file looks like this:

Automatically generated by Mendeley Desktop 1.12.3-dev1
Any changes to this file will be lost if it is regenerated by Mendeley.

BibTeX export options can be customized via Options -> BibTeX in Mendeley Desktop

abstract = {Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has become a paragon for prehistoric human induced ecological catastrophe and cultural collapse. A popular nar- rative recounts an obsession for monumental statuary that led to the island’s ecological devastation and the collapse of the ancient civilization. Scholars offer this story as a parable of today’s global environmental problems. In this paper, I review new and emerging Rapa Nui evidence, compare ecological and recently acquired palaeo-environmental data from the Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands, and offer some perspectives for the island’s prehistoric ecological transformation and its consequences. The evidence points to a complex historical ecology for the island; one best explained by a synergy of impacts, particularly the devastating effects of introduced rats (Rattus exulans). This perspective questions the simplistic notion of reckless over-exploitation by prehistoric Polynesians and points to the need for additional research.},
author = {Hunt, Terry L.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jas.2006.10.003},
file = {:home/sebastian/Documentos/Biblioteca attiva/Hunt - Rethinking Easter Island's ecological catastrophe.pdf:pdf},
issn = {03054403},
journal = {Journal of Archaeological Science},
keywords = {Collapse,Deforestation,Easter Island,Ecocide,Invasive species,Rapa Nui,Rats,Rattus exulans,collapse,deforestation,easter island,ecocide,for pre-,has become the paragon,invasive species,it,it ain,mark twain,rapa nui,rats,rattus exulans,s,sure that just ain,t know that gets,t so,t what you don,what you know for,you into trouble},
mendeley-tags = {Collapse,Deforestation,Easter Island,Ecocide,Invasive species,Rapa Nui,Rats,Rattus exulans},
month = mar,
number = {3},
pages = {485--502},
title = {{Rethinking Easter Island's ecological catastrophe}},
url = {http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0305440306002019},
volume = {34},
year = {2007}
author = {Brander, James A.},
file = {:home/sebastian/Documentos/Biblioteca attiva/Brander - Easter Island     Resource Depletion and Collapse.pdf:pdf},
title = {{Easter Island: Resource Depletion and Collapse}}

Does somebody help me to get rid of this strange behaviour?

closed as off-topic by moewe, Jesse, user13907, user31729, Guido Dec 28 '14 at 9:17

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  • What options are you passing to biblatex? – egreg Oct 22 '14 at 14:20
  • This problem sort of looks like it was caused by a faulty name format or some other dodgy formatting that involves the names. We would need to see the actual document, as the .bib and .blg file look fine (you don't get an error, just a warning, which is about characters of junk - I suppose that is the automatic blurb Mendeley puts at the beginning of the exported .bib file). (When I say, we need to see an actual document, I mean of course we need to see an MWE that shows us how you create your bibliography and what options you are applying to it.) – moewe Oct 22 '14 at 16:22
  • Could you create a full MWE for us? Otherwise I think the question - as it stands now - is all but unanswerable. – moewe Oct 30 '14 at 5:13
  • I will do so in some days! Thank you for your patience. – Til Hund Oct 30 '14 at 15:21
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem that could not be answered using only the information given in the question and has been resolved by the OP. – moewe Dec 28 '14 at 8:19

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