# CTAN Update: babel

Date: April 2, 2019 7:31:13 PM CEST
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version: 3.28 2019-04-01 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
Changes ------- - Fixes - wrong dir after math, in math inside tabular, in weak L inside R inside L, and in boxes inside math. - \babelfont now takes into account \defaultfontfeatures. This is a potential source of backwards incompatibilities, but very likely the risks are very low, and it is, I think, the expected behavior.
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 Plain TeX or LaTeX

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.

 Package babel Version 3.36 2019-11-14 Copyright 1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.2012–2019 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams Maintainer Javier Bezos LópezJohannes L. Braams (inactive)

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