CTAN Update: babel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Mon Mar 23 17:50:56 CET 2020

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.42 2020-03-22
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:

 Changes are described in:


 Here is a summary:

  - \getlocaleproperty, to get the value of a field from the loaded
    ini files.

  - Added ini files for Syriac, Coptic and Church Slavic. Improved
    some others (Armenian, Sanskrit).

  - Added a new field tag.bcp47.likely to many files.

  - Improved line breaking with xetex.

  - Fixes:
    - Remove extra space with languages loaded on the fly (bug
      introduced in 3.41).
    - Line breaking was no always correct with languages loaded on
      the fly.
    - Avoid a harmless warning about redefining a protected command
    - Locale was not switched correctly with COMBINING characters


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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