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CTAN update: babel

Date: January 17, 2020 8:55:05 AM CET
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version number: 3.38 2020-01-15 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
Changes
- Automatic switching of ids (\language and \localeid), and fonts based on script blocks (lua). - New macro - \localeinfo, to access the basic data in the ini file loaded by languages. See https://github.com/latex3/babel/wiki/What's-new-in-babel-3.38
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel/base More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/babel
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun
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babel – Multilingual support for Plain or

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.

Packagebabel
Version3.44 2020-05-13
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2020 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)

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