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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, as well as .ini files for about 300 languages from around the World, including many written in non-Latin and RTL scripts. Many of them work with pdf, as well as with XeLaTeX and Lua, out of the box. A few even work with plain formats.

Packagebabel
Version24.3 2024-03-29
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2024 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)

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