|Stable release||2.4 / March 6, 2016|
|License||Artistic License 2.0|
Biber is a replacement for the BibTeX software often used to generate a bibliography in LaTeX. Biber offers a large superset of BibTeX functionality, and offers additionally full Unicode support which is hard to achieve with BibTeX. Given the same data file as input, biber should output a functionally identical .bbl file as BibTeX.
Biber is written in Perl and includes the following features: full Unicode support, user-definable mapping and suppression of fields, multiple bibliography lists, no memory limitations, and extensibility. However, some LaTeX packages have an explicit dependence on BibTeX itself and will not work with biber, examples are natbib.
- "Biber Web Site". Retrieved 26 January 2013.