CTAN update: babel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Mar 16 10:40:53 CET 2014

Javier Bezos submitted an update to the



Version number: 3.9i
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX.

Announcement text:

What's new

- With LuaTeX, spaces are not ignored after shorthands and closing
  braces can follow them.
- \textlatin and friends are deprecated. For the logos (see below) a
  new macro is used if necessary (\ensureascii), so \textlatin is not
  used in the core any more.
- \babelensure can be used to wrap caption texts with
  \foreignlanguage, as well as to enforce an encoding.
- \babeltags is just for syntactical sugar, and defines macros with
  short names to switch the language (eg, \textdeu and \deu).
- Bug fixed -- The logos \TeX and \LaTeX were typeset in a wrong font
  in some cases. Now if a non-ASCII font is not loaded they are not
  redefined at all.
- Partial compatibility with languages named as \lang@ instead
  of \l@ (plain etex/xetex/luatex).
- Bug fixed -- \bbl at allowhyphens is now ignored in vertical mode.
- Bug fixed -- Loops with \@for failed in Plain.
- Bug fixed -- A few codes in xetex where wrong when loading patterns.
- Bug fixed -- With strings=encoded captions were left unchanged in


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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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