CTAN update: babel

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Wed Apr 19 20:25:07 CEST 2023

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version number: 3.88 2023-04-18
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Multilingual support for LaTeX, LuaLaTeX, XeLaTeX, and Plain TeX

Announcement text:

Changes in version 3.88 are described in:


Here is a summary:

* 37 new locale files: Abkhazian, Afar, Atsam, Baluchi, Bhojpuri,
  Blin, Corsican, Erzya, Ga, Geez, Guarani, Haryanvi, Inuktitut,
  Jju, Ligurian, Muscogee, Northern Sotho, Nyanja, N’Ko,
  Papiamento, Prussian, Rajasthani, Saho, Sicilian, Silesian,
  South Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swati, Taroko, Tigre, Tok Pisin,
  Tsonga, Tswana, Tyap, Venda, Volapük, Wolaytta.
* Fixed a few month names in Greek locales (thanks to Günter Milde).
* New hook 'begindocument'.
* Feature preview: option 'casing' in '\babelprovide' (requires a
  future change in the LaTeX kernel).


This package is located at

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Erik Braun


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