# CTAN update: babel

Date: November 4, 2017 10:05:09 PM CET
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version number: 3.15 2017-11-03 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
New === New command \babelfont (in Unicode engines) to define language/script dependent fonts. Related to it, new keys (script, language) in \babelprovide. A common mistake is to leave some space(s) in \captions<lang>, which go to the document. Now babel removes them. A couple of fixes: - Error with hyphenrules in \babelprovide in some cases. - \hyphenrules doesn't set \languagename any more (which was against the documented behavior).
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Manfred Lotz We are supported by the TeX user groups. Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

## babel – Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

This package manages culturally-determined typographical (and other) rules for a wide range of languages. A document may select a single language to be supported, or it may select several, in which case the document may switch from one language to another in a variety of ways.

Babel uses contributed configuration files that provide the detail of what has to be done for each language. Included is also a set of ini files for about 200 languages.

Many language styles work with pdf, as well as with XeLaTeX and Lua, out of the box. A few even work with plain formats.

 Package babel Version 3.37 2019-12-08 Copyright 1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.2012–2019 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams Maintainer Javier Bezos LópezJohannes L. Braams (inactive)

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