CTAN update: babel

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Thu May 14 19:54:57 CEST 2020

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version number: 3.44 2020-05-13
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Multilingual support for Plain TeX or LaTeX

Announcement text:

Changes in version 3.44 are described in:


Here is a summary:

- WARNING. If you need the Portuguese style you must update
- \localedate, to print date with the current locale.
- [|] syntax in dates, to represent a value with any counter
  defined in the ini files.
- Amharic: line breaking (modern and traditional), counters.
- Improvements in French, Portuguese.
- Optional argument in \foreignlanguage and otherlanguage*,
  to switch date and/or captions.
- Preliminary code for \babelprehyphenation.
- Fixes:
  - \babelcharproperty{..}{linebreak]{..} raised an error.
  - \babelposthyphenation raised an error if the last char in
    the pattern was ].       
  - \babelposthyphenation is now deactivated in math.


This package is located at 

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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