CTAN Update: babel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Mon Sep 3 16:58:20 CEST 2018

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.23 2018-09-02
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:

 - After extensive tests and fixing some issues, bidi=basic is
   not experimental any longer.

 - import in \babelprovide does not require a language code if
   the language name is a recognized one.

 - New macro: \ifbabelshorthand.

 - TS1, T3 and TS3 have been added to the non-ascii list, to
   avoid problems in case no ASCII-savvy encoding is requested.

 - Define Language and Script if fontspec does not known them (eg,
   the Japanese script).

 - Set the \thepage bidi bahavior in foots/heads.

 - Fix - Undefined \bbl at stripslash in Plain.


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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