In previous years I used to rely on good old (tm) BibTeX for my bibliography files. But nowadays, one should use BibLaTeX with biber as replacement for BibTeX. Hence, I would love to convince my emacs, to use BibLaTeX as its default.
I read get emacs to automatically use biber instead of bibtex and Customising emacs to use biblatex-biber instead of bibtex but those didn't answer my questions/didn't work for me sufficiently.
For example, I would love to open a new, fresh and empty bibliography file
new.bib. In that buffer, Emacs still assumes to use BibTeX, as one can easy check in the menu-bar "Entry-Types". It presents the classical set of BibTeX entry types.
@Online and other new types from BibLaTeX are missing or not presented.
Choosing the "BibTeX dialect" sub menu in the said menu proves, that Emacs still uses BibTeX as dialect. I would be pleased, if the other option "BibLaTeX" would be chosen automatically instead.
.emacs file contains this:
(setq LaTeX-biblatex-use-Biber t) (setq TeX-command-BibTeX "Biber")
which seems not to be sufficient enough.
What did I miss?