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Dec 1, 2022, 10:03:03 AM12/1/22
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Javier Bezos submitted an update to the

babel

package.

Version: 3.83 2022-11-30
License: lppl1.3

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

Announcement text:
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Changes in version 3.83 are described in:

https://latex3.github.io/babel/news/whats-new-in-babel-3.83.html

Here is a summary:
* Improved Punjabi, thanks to Arvinder Singh (@punjab).
* Compatibility with 'lscape', thanks to Salim Bou (@seloumi).
* New locale files: Kaingang, Nheengatu, Sardinian.
* Better handling of `leqno` with `amsmath`.
* Fixes:
- Wrong date format for Australian in babel-en-AU.ini (#195)
- Option handling was broken with braces (#198)
- Stray punctuation with tikz lead to lua error (#197)
- Hungarian as a secondary language reordered some captions (#203).

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The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at
https://ctan.org/pkg/babel

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at
https://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/required/babel/base/

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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Please join a user group or donate to one, see https://ctan.org/lugs

Peter Flynn

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Dec 1, 2022, 6:03:29 PM12/1/22
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On 01/12/2022 15:02, CTAN Announcements wrote:
> Javier Bezos submitted an update to the
>
> babel
>
> package.

I have used babel on and off for many years, and it has worked well for
my simple requirements.

I just needed to print a word in Ukrainian, and successfully used
Polyglossia just for a change.

Is there a document or web page (apart from the package PDFs) which
compares the two solutions and identifies any differences?

Peter

Javier Bezos

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Dec 2, 2022, 7:12:36 AM12/2/22
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> Is there a document or web page (apart from the package PDFs) which
> compares the two solutions and identifies any differences?

There are many differences. The following page may help:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Internationalization

Here is an example with a single word in Ukranian, with
either xetex or luatex:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\babelfont{rm}{FreeSerif}

\begin{document}

English \foreignlanguage{ukrainian}{українська} English.

\end{document}

An obvious difference is babel doesn’t require declaring
explicitly all languages.

Javier


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