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CTAN update: babel

Date: October 17, 2013 12:56:19 PM CEST
The daemon reports: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: babel > Author's name: Javier Bezos > Package version: 3.9g > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/required/babel/ > Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > What's new > ---------- > > - (With \fontspec) A tentative way to select font features depending > on the language is provided, with a couple of macros. > - bbplain.dtx has been included in babel.dtx. > > The rest of changes are some minor fixes and tools for ldf developers: > - A new mechanism to force \StartBabelCommands even > without the 'strings' key (\UseStrings didn't work at all). > - With \AfterBabelCommands macros can be defined in the global scope. > - A tool for readjusting lccodes for hyphenation (\SetHyphenMap > and a package option). > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Announcement required: Yes > > Uploader's additional comments: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > bbplain.dtx is not included any longer, because it has been merged with babel.dtx > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/babel > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel/ thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

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
Version3.37 2019-12-08
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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