CTAN Update: babel

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Thu Jun 11 19:07:13 CEST 2020

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.45 2020-06-10
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:
 Changes in version 3.45 are described in:


 Here is a summary:

 - Minor fixes in Hindi, Ancient Greek, Macedonian.

 - Improvements in Kurdish, Marathi.

 - Alternative date formats with \localedate[calendar=...,
   variant=...]{y}{m}{d} (note: no calendar computations, just

 - \today is (again) case-aware.

 - \localenumeral{digits}{..} and \localecounter{digits}{cntr}
   for native digits.

 - Fixes
   - Improved handling of math with \babelposthyphenation and
     \babelprehyphenation (it was ignoring too much).
   - An error related to \bbl at foreign@x could be raised in some
     rare cases.


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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