CTAN Update: babel-french

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Tue May 9 20:45:53 CEST 2017

Daniel Flipo submitted an update to the



Version:  3.3a  2017-04-30
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Babel contributed support for French

Announcement text:

 New release for TL207, still compatible with TL2016.

 The management of punctuation spacing in LuaTeX has changed:
 former \FBcolonskip, \FBthinskip and \FBguillskip have been removed.
 All three engines now rely on the same commands \FBcolonspace,
 \FBthinspace and \FBguillspace.

 Further customisation of the \part{} command is provided via
 three new commands \frenchpartfirst, \frenchpartsecond,
 and \frenchpartnameord.

 An alias \frenchsetup{} for \frenchbsetup{} has been added
 in version 3.3a, it might appear more relevant in the future
 as the language name frenchb should vanish.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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