# tikz and calligraphy still don't work

Despite using advice from answers to the two questions (1) and (2), when I try to compile

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations,calligraphy}

\begin{document}
test
\end{document}


there are still many error messages. Is it possible to fix this in the document?

Edit:

I get the following errors:

spath3.sty:197: LaTeX3 Error: Variant form 'VnV' deprecated for base form '\spath_get:nnN'.
spath3.sty:197: LaTeX3 Error: Variant form 'nnV' deprecated for base form '\spath_get:nnN'.
tikzlibrarycalligraphy.code.tex:707: Undefined control sequence.
tikzlibrarycalligraphy.code.tex:707: You can't use \mathchar"1' after \advance.
tikzlibrarycalligraphy.code.tex:707: You can't use the letter :' after \the.


I use pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018).

• I haven't any errors on your code. What is, please, your LaTeX distribution? What's the mistake you get? Thank you. – Sebastiano Jan 24 '19 at 12:49
• problem is in spath package which is used in caligraphy. Author of this package sent me (jan, 6) a new version of package which eliminate all problems. this new version should be now on ctan (i didn't check this). see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/442132/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/408378/…, tex.stackexchange.com/questions/468763/… – Zarko Jan 24 '19 at 13:07
• Did you try to download and install spath3 from this repository? This did the trick for me when writing this answer. I just checked, when not using the downloaded version but what comes with TeXLive I reproduce your error, but it disappears with the style file from the repository. – user121799 Jan 24 '19 at 17:45
2. Run tex spath3.dtx on the terminal.
3. Copy the thus produced style file spath3.sty in the same directory where the TeX file you want to compile is.