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The babel-french package (formerly known as frenchb')


This package provides support for the French language for the babel multilingual system.

It is designed to work with the following engines: pdf, and Lua. Plain and formats are supported.


The bundle consists of the following files:

  • frenchb.dtx: packed language definition files and documentation,
  • frenchb.pdf: unpacked documentation for babel-french,
  • frenchb-doc.pdf: comprehensive documentation in French,
  • frenchb-doc.tex: source file of frenchb-doc.pdf,
  • README.md (this file).


Released under the Project Public License v1.3c or later See http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt


If the latest version of this package is not included in your distribution, do the following:

  • issue "luatex frenchb.dtx" to unpack the language definition files;
  • copy the files frenchb.lua, french.ldf, frenchb.ldf, francais.ldf, acadian.ldf and canadien.ldf to a location where can find them (default location: $TEXMF/tex/generic/babel-french/);
  • rebuild the database (mktexlsr or so).


See the included manuals for usage instructions: frenchb.pdf in English or the French documentation frenchb-doc.pdf.


See the included manual frenchb.pdf, section "Change History".

Copyright 1996–2024 Daniel Flipo E-mail: daniel (dot) flipo (at) free (dot) fr

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babel-french – Babel contributed support for French

The package, formerly known as frenchb, establishes French conventions in a document (or a subset of the conventions, if French is not the main language of the document).

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