New on CTAN: babel-alpha

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Mon Nov 19 18:29:23 CET 2012

Javier Bezos submitted an alpha version of the

  babel 3.9


Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

This is an alpha release of babel 3.9 intended for testing, not for production use. Main changes:

- Bug fixes (lots).
- Language specific stuff will be maintained by its contributors.  
- More control on shorthands.
- Captions in multiple encodings.

To do:

- Hyphenation. Loading patterns on demand (for luatex); an   engine/package-independent hyphen.cfg.
- Making changes compatible with Plain.


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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