CTAN Update: babel

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Wed Jul 8 19:32:48 CEST 2020

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.46
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:
 Changes in version 3.46 are described in:


 Here is a summary:

 - \BabelEnsureInfo now loads the basic data for the requested
   languages immediately (formerly it was done at the end of the

 - Fixes:
   - Getting rid of the hyphen in XeTeX was not working as
     expected. A new procedure has been devised.
   - tag.bcp47 now contains what its name promises, instead of
     just the language subtag (#70).
   - Locale info was not loaded if the name had uppercase letters
     in some OSs (#80).
   - The [..|..] syntax in ini dates didn't recognize 'digits'.


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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