Biber (LaTeX)

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Stable release 1.9 / May 25, 2014; 20 months ago (2014-05-25)
Development status Active
Written in Perl
Platform Cross-platform
License Artistic License 2.0

Biber is a bibliography information processing program and works in conjunction with the LaTeX package biblatex.


Biblatex relies on BibTeX only for sorting and generating a generic .bbl file. Biber eliminates the need for BibTeX. It includes a pure perl BibTeX parser. Given the same data file as input, biber should output a functionally identical .bbl file as BibTeX. The advantages of no longer being dependent upon BibTeX include the following: full Unicode support, no memory limitations, and extensibility.[1]


  1. ^ "Biber Web Site". Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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