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Biber is a {bibtex} replacement for {biblatex}. It is functionally a significant superset of BibTeX, allowing more customisation by the user of, e.g., sorting, label generation, inheritance, and data source stream manipulation. It also supports advanced auto-disambiguation of names and name lists.

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Biblatex: how to automatically sort numeric citation by year (sortcites=ynt) when bibliography is sorted by citation order (sorting=none)

I'm using numerical citations. In LaTeX (in fact preferentially in LyX), would like to have a multiple-reference citation be sorted by year of publication [1,2,3]. That is, 3 was published after 2 ...
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biblatex with backend biber shows all names as well as et al., [duplicate]

I use these parameters to load the biblatex addon. \usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear, maxcitenames=2]{biblatex} then i change some rules to define my own citation style like \addbibresource{...
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Biblatex apa style doesn't work while style=authoryear works flawlessly. Searching for the line causing the error

I'm writing this after trying to troubleshoot for around 4 hours. I'm using a .cls file from my university, Zotero, biber and pdflatex. I need to switch the class' citation style to the apa ...
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Printing Titles in Bibliography is different for @techreport and @article

Why would two bibliography entries display their title in different formats? For no apparent reason I get one title in double quotes and one title in italics . This is in a \documentclass{book} I ...
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Biblatex makes substitutions for \textgamma that cause errors

The following example produces an error: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} \usepackage{textgreek} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @article{Author2015, author = "Imogene Mirabell ...
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Verbatim date entry

I received a bibliography (docx) with the following entry that I’m trying to fit into LaTeX: Bo Ming, Fengcheng suolu, presumably first published in late Qianlong era. Liaohai congshu, Shenyang: ...
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Biblatex does't print the magazine number

Biblatex does't print the magazine number in first referance. How to fix it? I'm using TeX Live 2023(Biber 2.19). MWE: % !TeX program = lualatex % !TeX encoding = utf-8 \documentclass{article} \...
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Use babel language selector in biblatex/biber URL

In an English document with occasional Thai words, I've been able to use babel's Thai language selector to good effect, including in citations, but not in URL citations (which are unicode-encoded ...
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How do I add an annotation for a reprinted work in bibliography?

I need to cite a chapter from a book which was reprinted in APA style. It is supposed to look like this (https://www.bibguru.com/g/apa-reprinted-book-citation/): Author(s) of the chapter. (Year of ...
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Bibliography not showing up using biber 2.17 [duplicate]

I had written my bibliography and it was fine until yesterday. Yesterdday, I added a source then compiled in texstudio (biber 2.17, biblatex 3.17, ubuntu 22.04, default bibliography program in options ...
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Bibtex/Biber: how to cite an author using Ethiopian conventions?

In Ethiopian naming conventions, a person has a given name followed by their father's given name and their grandfather's given name. The person will generally be addressed by their own given name, ...
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biblatex-biber: How to customize the order in the bibliography?

I am having difficulties with setting up the layout of my bibliography. I would like to have a numeric style which does a none sorting so its order is as it appears in the text. Plus I would like my ...
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Biblatex inline citations unintentionally bold? [duplicate]

For some reason all my inline citations using biblatex are bold independently of the style selected without redefining any citation commands. See below (The example above was created using \paramcite ...
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Sorting cyrillic and latin names and titles in bibliography

With reference to this question, I wonder why the sorting process only applies to names and not to titles. Here a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[backend=biber, style=authoryear-comp]{...
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ERROR : BibTex subsystems ; syntax error found

I know that this is not a specific LaTeX question but a biblatex/Biber one, but I don't know where to ask else. I changed my operating system from Win 7 (my Laptop) to my PC (Win 10). On my Laptop ...
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Using biber-ms instead of biber

I want to use the biber-ms and biblatex-ms packages. I have them installed via miktex. I am not sure how to actually call on them instead of the original bibtex packages in my document... I have: \...
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ERROR - Cannot find 'Podrozmaitosci_2.bcf'! INFO - ERRORS: 1

I can't find the solution for my TexMaker. I saved this document from the origin (using save as...) and It's the first compilation with the error. I don't know how I can solve it in my TexMaker. \...
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Unable to run biber with a recent version of TeX Live

When I run biber --help, I get the following error message: $ biber --help Number found where operator expected (Do you need to predeclare "POSIX::_exit"?) at /tmp/par-...
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All of a sudden every latex project I have will not print a bibliography [duplicate]

So something truly strange has happened to me today, I was working on a LaTex project (my text editor is VScode) when all of a sudden I compiled my project and it spit out the the following error: {...
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Implementing Biber for Biblatex in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

it is my first question here, so please be gentle, I try to explain the problem as good as I can. I don't have any programming background, only using LaTeX for Thesis writing in chemsitry. I'm unsing ...
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LaTeX file not running in texmaker on Fedora (but fine on MacOS): Error : could not start the command : biber

I have been using MacOS, but recently, I decided to jump from MacOS to Linux running Fedora 40. LaTeX is installed on Fedora and I use texmaker on both operating systems to edit documents. Today, I ...
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Citing two authors with & instead of et al

I would like biblatex to write Author1 & Buthor2 (2024) when I have a reference with exactly two authors. Currently it writes Author1 et al. (2024). It is important to me that this only happens if ...
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Error: Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX?

When I compile my Latex file, I get this error: ERROR - Cannot find control file 'references.bcf'! - did you pass the "backend=biber" option to BibLaTeX? Do you have any idea what is the source of ...
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How to locate problematic character in .bib file

I received this message when I try to include my bibliography in the document with \printbibliography ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‐ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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Chicago-style citations of CJK documents #2

I'm regularly citing East Asian material in styles similar to HJAS (but sometimes in the author-date style). This has been possible thanks to the ingenious solution offered in Chicago-style citations ...
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biblatex-chicago: incorrect short citation

The second/short footnote citation generated biblatex-chicago is formatted incorrectly. The following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago} \...
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How to get a list of name disambiguations that occur using biblatex/biber

How can I get a list of disambiguations that have occurred in my document? I am using biber and biblatex with apa style. I have been troubleshooting these situations in my thesis because I had a lot ...
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Nocite(*) doesn't work if you literally don't cite anything?

I want to literally just list all the references of a .bib file. I am not going to cite a single reference - I just want to generate a reference list. Is this not possible? MWE: \documentclass[...
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Add translator info in cite command

I am trying to add the translator information into the cite command (I have already amended it for my needs to the bibliography itself). IF the publication does not have an author or editor, the ...
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Don't print pagetotal for books/collections

I am trying to set up my config file, so that biblatex will not print pagetotal even for books. I would prefer to keep the information in my bib-file, so instead of removing pagetotal info there, I ...
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References under the same shortauthor

I want to make something like this, where references with same shortauthor but different shorttitle are ordered in this way: this is a MWE, I'm using philosophy-verbose as bibstyle: \documentclass[...
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order of references with biber

Among other references, I have to deal in my bibliography with two references, same year, same authors, but however i would like to point that there is chronological order between the two. Biber sort ...
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Problem with biber sourcemapping

Below a mwe: \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{\jobname.bib} @customa{a, author = {Author}, eventdate = {1000-01-01}, title = {Title}, journaltitle = {Journaltitle}, date = {3000}, } @customa{...
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TexMaker configure: Cannot find control file 'reference.bcf'! - Did latex run successfully on your .tex file before you ran biber?

I try to use achemso \documentclass[journal=ancham,manuscript=article]{achemso} for writing paper in TexMaker but the references are all undefined. When I run PDFLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, BibTeX, I got (my ...
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How to declare a citation command that doesn't list its entry in the bibliography?

I'm writing a biblatex style that extends another third-party style. What I need is to \DeclareCiteCommand that \justcites an entry such a way its reference is not considered when printing the ...
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How to extract statistical data about citations in a section?

I'm writing a paper in which I need to plot some statistics about the references cited in one of its sections, e.g., the total number of citations grouped by the reference type. I'm using biblatex and ...
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Biber stops working after updating Textlive [Arch] [closed]

Since the latest update from texlive I am not able to render my cites anymore. pdflatex works but calling biber does nothing than showing me this error/info message: Can't locate PAR.pm in @INC (you ...
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Formating my manuscript with the APA 7th style in Editorial Manager (EM)

I am trying to submit my manuscript to an academic journal that uses Editorial Manager (EM). The journal uses the APA 7th style. The Biblatex appears to be the only way to format my manuscript with ...
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How to make a bibliography with Biber

I have an issue with Miktex: I have a .bib files from Zotero and i would like to use the reference in it. I use compostion with pdfLatex on my document, and Biber in my .bib file, but it tell:\ INFO - ...
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Downgrade binary in TeX Live with `tlmgr restore`

I need to downgrade biblatex/biber to their previous versions (3.19/2.19). I was originally on biblatex 3.20 and biber 2.20. Following this answer: tlmgr restore showed that I had backups were ...
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How to (re)run Biber on the file

I got this message "Please (re)run Biber on the file: output and rerun LaTeX afterwards." and I don't know how to rerun Biber. Sorry I'm a beginner.
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Referencing with Harvard style using biber [duplicate]

I'm new to Harvard style. I've been trying to create a new LaTeX document for an article I'm writing. Unfortunately, I always get errors when compiling the file. The citations are not displayed, and ...
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Is there a way to use the style=authoryear and get the numerical citation? [duplicate]

Is there a way to use the style=authoryear and get the numerical citation? I have, \documentclass{book} \usepackage[ b5paper, % h=250mm, w=176mm inner=20mm, % Inner ...
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How to combine two .bib data files [duplicate]

I Have two bib data files - How can I make my bibtex or other use then both? In the old days, I could've used cut and past. would biber help?
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babel+newtx+superiours+stmaryrd+LS1+LS2+biblatex+biber+\cite+\mathsf+\mathit+\mathbf+\printbibliography = swallowed space after math mode

Running pdflatex+biber in a loop till stabilization on \documentclass[USenglish]{article} \pagestyle{empty}% only to omit the page number \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{newtx} \usepackage{superiors} \...
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Cannot find syntax error in bib-file

I somehow messed up my bib-file. I have several entries that worked just fine until a few hours ago. Now I have added a couple more entries, and I always get line 54, syntax error: found "and&...
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Texstudio Biber compiling error

I'm trying to use biblatex with TexStudio but am running into difficulties. I tried to set up Texstudio baed on the following instructions: How to properly compile and run BibLaTeX, but the compiling ...
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biber tool mode: Extract all entries that include a specific keyword into a new .bib file

Problem statement I am looking for a way to use biber's "tool mode" to run a (CLI) command on a large .bib file in order to extract from it only those entries whose keywords = {} field ...
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Tell Texmaker's internal/embedded pdf viewer to use "build" subdirectory

I've recently discovered the "use 'build' subdirectory" option within Texmaker to get every compilation file neatly into one folder so it doesn't cluster the main folder. When I did that, ...
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Warning when using BibLaTeX for a Spanish article, it does not print the citations or references [duplicate]

I am trying to create a Spanish article template using BibLaTeX (because using natbib print "and" instead of "y" (or "&")). However, when I compile it, it does not ...

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