[texhax] nyj (New York Journal) macros

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Oct 30 01:39:17 CEST 2005

> >>>>> "Martin" =3D=3D Martin Schr=F6der <martin at oneiros.de> writes:
>   > IMHO everybody who still uses \bf should be happy about every
>   > journal even _considering_ his paper.
> If you think that \bf is deprecated than please submit a bug report to
> the LaTeX bug database.  If it is deprecated to use \bf, then it
> should be undefined (or be part of the LaTeX2.09 compatibility mode).

surely you know very well that it's deprecated?

and why's it not relegated to 2.09? -- precisely because it's
impossible to get rid of.  that it continues to provide us with
streams of questions about how to do bold italic, and the like, is
neither here nor there...

and besides, these old font commands (as they're declared in latex
sources) have their [real] uses, for people who understand what's
going on.  for example, there's karl's method of avoiding warnings by
using \tt in a description list environment.


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