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CTAN Update: babel

Date: March 26, 2013 12:07:41 PM CET
Javier Bezos submitted an update to the babel package, which is part of the LaTeX required packages. Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
Babel 3.9b version fixes lots of bugs and adds some new features (intended mainly to make it compatible with Unicode engines). Some bugs have not been fixed to avoid backward incompatibilities, but they have been documented. Most of the new features (like package options) are intended to overcome issues in previous releases without changing significantly the behaviour of Babel. Starting with this version, babel has been separated in a core (or "base") part, and contributed language-specific packages. The core part is located in the subdirectory base, the contrib part is actually a link into CTAN's macros/latex/contrib subtree.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/babel (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

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.

Version3.51 2020-10-26
Copyright1989–2012 Johannes Braams et al.
2012–2020 Javier Bezos and Johannes L. Braams
MaintainerJavier Bezos López
Johannes L. Braams (inactive)



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