# Converting from LaTeX 2.09 to LaTeX 2e

The conversion is pretty simple in most cases all you have to do is to change the following line from:

\documentstyle[cyrillic]{article}


to a line that now takes two commands:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{cyrillic}


You will also often need to replace some old control sequences to their newer equivalents; most of these concern fonts:

LaTeX 2.09LaTeX 2e
\Bbb R\mathbb R
{\bf bold text}\textbf{bold text}
{\it italicized text}\textit{italicized text}
{\smc small-cap text}\textsc{small-cap text}

(Note, however, that \emph{...} is preferred over \textit{...}.)

Last updated 7 July 2003