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People are forever concocting classes that replace the standard ones:
the present author produced an ukart
class that used the
package, and a few British-specific things (such as
appear in the babel
specialisation) in the 1980s, which is still occasionally used.
Similar public efforts were available well back in the days of
LaTeX 2.09: a notable example, whose pleasing designs seem not to have
changed much over all that time, is the ntgclass
Each of the standard classes is replaced by a selection of classes,
named in Dutch, sometimes with a single numeric digit attached. So we
have classes artikel2
. These classes are moderately well documented in
bundle (classes named scr...
) are a
strong current contender. They are actively supported and are subject
to sensitive development; they are comprehensive in their coverage of
significant typesetting issues; they produce good-looking output and
they are well documented in both English (scrguien
distribution) and German (scrguide
in the distribution).
The other comparable class is memoir
. This aims to replace
classes directly, and (like
) is comprehensive in its coverage of small issues.
’s documentation (memman
) is very highly
spoken of, and its lengthy introductory section is regularly
recommended as a tutorial on typesetting.
- KOMA-script bundle
- macros/latex/contrib/koma-script (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/memoir (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- NTGclass bundle
- macros/latex/contrib/ntgclass (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex209/contrib/misc/sober.sty; catalogue entry
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