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CTAN Update: babel

Date: September 3, 2018 4:58:20 PM CEST
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version: 3.23 2018-09-02 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
New - After extensive tests and fixing some issues, bidi=basic is not experimental any longer. - import in \babelprovide does not require a language code if the language name is a recognized one. - New macro: \ifbabelshorthand. - TS1, T3 and TS3 have been added to the non-ascii list, to avoid problems in case no ASCII-savvy encoding is requested. - Define Language and Script if fontspec does not known them (eg, the Japanese script). - Set the \thepage bidi bahavior in foots/heads. - Fix - Undefined \bbl at stripslash in Plain.
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 or

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.

Packagebabel
Version3.36 2019-11-14
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2019 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)

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