[tex-live] Class scrartcl Error: undefined old font command '\it' and '\rm'

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Fri Jul 1 15:43:18 CEST 2016

in general where does those \it and \rm commands come from?

They have been on the do-not-use list since the 1990'ies and thus should not be used at all.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Michael Berger <idest at online.de>
Sent: 01 July 2016 14:24
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Subject: [tex-live] Class scrartcl Error: undefined old font command '\it' and '\rm'

Hi all,
I am new to this list.
I am heavily engaged in writing linguistic and engineering papers.
I have Mageia5 x86:64  KDE which runs so far without any problems using
texlive2013 and Lyx 2.1., both as standard installations using Mageia's
software manger.

Going for new features and latest improvements of LyX and KOMA I
installed texlive2016 GUI and Lyx 2.2.0
Now I am facing various problems, most annoying the one as per 'subject'.

The mini file attached compiles if I add 'enabledeprecatedfontcommands'
in Class options > Custom.
This option works for the mini example with no no complaint although it
is also already deprecated.
However, using this very option in other (more complex) documents
returns errors and plenty of warnings.

Members of the lyx users lists could not help.
Some suspect a conflict with the covington package, and of course in all
my documents the module 'linguistics' is loaded.
But now that I am addressing the 'real TeXers' hope comes up!
(I am just an ordinary user!)

Please, is somebody out there to resolve this?

Thanks and cheers,

PS: the error occurs with both TL2013/LyX2.1 and TL2016/LyX 2.2.0 as well

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