# CTAN update: babel

Date: January 25, 2018 10:09:58 PM CET
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version number: 3.17 2018-01-24 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
New
- A tool for bidi footnotes. - Fix -- \ragged... didn't work for bidi.
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Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau

## babel – Multilingual support for LaTeX, LuaLaTeX, XeLaTeX, and Plain TeX

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 250 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 3.78 2022-07-20 Copyright 1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.2012–2022 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams Maintainer Javier Bezos LópezJohannes L. Braams (inactive)

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