# CTAN update: babel

Date: March 16, 2014 10:40:53 AM CET
Javier Bezos submitted an update to the babel package. Version number: 3.9i License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX. Announcement text:
What's new ~~~~~~~~~~ - With LuaTeX, spaces are not ignored after shorthands and closing braces can follow them. - \textlatin and friends are deprecated. For the logos (see below) a new macro is used if necessary (\ensureascii), so \textlatin is not used in the core any more. - \babelensure can be used to wrap caption texts with \foreignlanguage, as well as to enforce an encoding. - \babeltags is just for syntactical sugar, and defines macros with short names to switch the language (eg, \textdeu and \deu). - Bug fixed -- The logos \TeX and \LaTeX were typeset in a wrong font in some cases. Now if a non-ASCII font is not loaded they are not redefined at all. - Partial compatibility with languages named as \lang@ instead of \l@ (plain etex/xetex/luatex). - Bug fixed -- \bbl at allowhyphens is now ignored in vertical mode. - Bug fixed -- Loops with \@for failed in Plain. - Bug fixed -- A few codes in xetex where wrong when loading patterns. - Bug fixed -- With strings=encoded captions were left unchanged in \MakeUppercase/\MakeLowercase.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel/base More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/babel We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Manfred Lotz

## 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 3.69 2021-12-30 Copyright 1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.2012–2021 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams Maintainer Javier Bezos LópezJohannes L. Braams (inactive)

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