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CTAN update: babel

Date: June 27, 2022 1:12:20 PM CEST
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version: 3.77 2022-06-26 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for LaTeX, LuaLaTeX, XeLaTeX, and Plain TeX Announcement text:
Changes in version 3.77 are described in: https://latex3.github.io/babel/news/whats-new-in-babel-3.77.html Here is a summary: * More on calendar conversions (\localedate, \today). * New calendars: 'coptic' (ar-EG, cop), 'buddhist' (th). * New Arabic locale for Saudi Arabia, with the Umm al-Qura calendar. * Date now defaults to 'persian' in a few locales: Persian, Northern Luri, Mazanderani, Pashto. * 'bangla' is now the preferred name for 'bengali'. * Attempt to deal with 'german' and 'swissgerman', whose names conflict with the CLDR ones. * More minor updates to the CLDR 41: Afrikaans, Arabic, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Bodo, Bosnian, Catalan, English.
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/babel The package’s files themselves can be inspected at https://mirrors.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. Included is also a set of ini files for about 250 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
Version3.78 2022-07-20
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2022 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)

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