# Why can I not use the "superiors" package with any options?

I am trying to compile the following document:

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[supstfm=libertinesups,supscaled=1.2,raised=-.13em]{superiors}
\begin{document}
a
\end{document}


The second line of code is taken from the package documentation (beginning of page 2, see here: https://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/fonts/superiors/doc/superiors-doc.pdf). I am presented with the error:

Unknown option supstfm=libertinesups' for package superiors'.
Unknown option supscaled=1.2' for package superiors'.
Unknown option raised=-.13em' for package superiors'.


Why can I not use the "superiors" package with any options?

• before that error the package does warn you Cannot load superiors with any KOMA class or package. So you can not use it with scrartcl Oct 24, 2020 at 12:07

you could fool the test in the package. As it overwrites the definition of the footnote mark you perhaps will loose footnote features of the KOMA classes. So test if is works.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{scrartcl}
\ExplSyntaxOn
\cs_set_eq:cc {ORIver@scrextend.sty} {ver@scrextend.sty}
\let\ORIKOMAClassName\KOMAClassName
\cs_undefine:N\KOMAClassName
\cs_undefine:c{ver@scrextend.sty}
\ExplSyntaxOff
\usepackage[supstfm=libertinesups,supscaled=1.2,raised=-.13em]{superiors}

\ExplSyntaxOn
\cs_set_eq:cc  {ver@scrextend.sty}{ORIver@scrextend.sty}
\let\KOMAClassName\ORIKOMAClassName
\ExplSyntaxOff

\begin{document}
a\footnote{test}
\end{document}

• I wasn't aware that superiors does not work with scrartcl. I now just switched to article and it works fine, so I did not need the workaround suggested by you. (Seems it also would have worked, though.) Nov 2, 2020 at 12:13
• well I wouldn't drop scrartcl only to get superiors. scrartcl has a lot more options than article. Nov 2, 2020 at 12:42