# CTAN Update: babel

Date: February 15, 2020 6:15:49 PM CET
Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the babel package. Version: 3.40 2020-02-14 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX Announcement text:
Changes are described in: https://github.com/latex3/babel/wiki/What's-new-in-babel-3.40 Here is a summary: - New ini files for Latin and Greek (xe/lua). - Add 'other' characters used in hyphenation patters (eg, apostrophes). - Fix - Old Plain TeX and Plain XeTeX raised an error. - Fix - Option T1 in fontenc was not recognized when setting \latinencoding with LaTeX 2020-02-02. - Fix - Locale names were hardcoded in some babel-...tex files.
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 3.42 2020-03-22 Copyright 1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.2012–2020 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams Maintainer Javier Bezos LópezJohannes L. Braams (inactive)

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