CTAN update: babel

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Fri May 12 20:09:19 CEST 2023

Javier Bezos López submitted an update to the



Version:  3.89 2023-05-11
License:  lppl1.3

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

Announcement text:

 Changes in version 3.89 are described in:


 Here is a summary:

 * Deprecating \SetCase, \aliasshorthands, and 'strings' package
   option in the manual.

 * The manual has been split in two documents: 'babel.pdf' is the
   user guide, and 'babel-code.pdf' is the code.

 * Alternative syntax to pass 'modifiers' to babel languages.

 * Code cleaned up: babel.def has been shortened dramatically,
   and babel.sty is a bit smaller.


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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