A BibTeX replacement for users of biblatex, with full Unicode support
- Biber 2.1 is for biblatex 3.0
- Polyglossia support
- Unicode 6.2 support (including citekeys, filenames and sorting)
- Auto (re)encodes .bbl as necessary
- One biber run for all bib sections and XREF/CROSSREF processing
- Now part of TeXLive
- Static and dynamic citation set support
- Customisable sorting specifications
- Support for UTF-8 <-> TeX macro re-encoding to help PDFLaTeX+inputenc
- Support for remote data sources
- Highly configurable entry data inheritance model
- Automatic name and name list disambiguation
- User-space mapping of entrytypes, field names and field contents
- Generalised macro support with new @XDATA entrytype
Very powerful, full UTF8 workflow.
I just switched form bibtex to the biber backend and I'm in general very pleased, however at the beginning there were a lot of errors, as biber seems to be more critical about the bibtex source files than bibtex was.
Thanks for good program!
Easy for use.