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Obsolete Packages and Document Classes — Avoid Usage!

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Postby localghost on Fri Nov 6th, 2009

This topic lists obsolete packages and document classes which should not be used. It is based on l2tabu and a search for »obsolete« on CTAN. As far as existing, alternatives or successive packages or classes are listed.

The list below is not meant to be complete. Suggestions are very welcome to make it as comprehensive as possible. Discussions can be started in new threads with reference to this topic here.


Data Handling

Figures (Placement/Integration)

Figures (Sub-Figures)

    Font Encoding

    Fonts (for pdfTeX*)



    Graphics (Inclusion)

    Input Encoding




    Page Layout

    Page Styles


    Scientific Units and Numbers


    Text Layout

    * Font handling for XeTeX and LuaTeX differs.
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