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CTAN Update: babel

Date: March 23, 2020 5:50:56 PM CET
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version: 3.42 2020-03-22 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
Changes are described in: https://github.com/latex3/babel/wiki/What's-new-in-babel-3.42 Here is a summary: - \getlocaleproperty, to get the value of a field from the loaded ini files. - Added ini files for Syriac, Coptic and Church Slavic. Improved some others (Armenian, Sanskrit). - Added a new field tag.bcp47.likely to many files. - Improved line breaking with xetex. - Fixes: - Remove extra space with languages loaded on the fly (bug introduced in 3.41). - Line breaking was no always correct with languages loaded on the fly. - Avoid a harmless warning about redefining a protected command (#52). - Locale was not switched correctly with COMBINING characters (#54).
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/babel The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel/base/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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babel – Multilingual support for , Lua, XeLaTeX, and Plain

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.

Version3.83 2022-11-30
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2022 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)



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