CTAN Update: babel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Wed Apr 29 19:43:30 CEST 2020

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.43 2020-04-28
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:
 Changes in version 3.43 are described in:


 Here is a summary:

 - Autoloading based on the BCP47 codes, with basic lookup.

 - Now only a few essential commands are loaded in the format.

 - Improvements in Assamese, Luxembourgish, Marathi, Armenian,
   Bengali, and Finnish.

 - First steps in the removal of switch.def and plain.def.

 - Fixes:
   - Babel reset the \sfcode of » to 1000. It should be 0.
   - \guillemotleft and \guillemotleft renamed to \guillemetleft
      and \guillemetleft (#63).
   - A couple of bugs related to autoloading.


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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