DT2DV(1) General Commands Manual DT2DV(1)
dt2dv - convert a DTL text representation of a TeX DVI file to a binary
dt2dv [-debug] [-group] [-si] [-so] [input-DTL-file] [output-DVI-file]
In the absence of the -si and -so options, both file arguments are
required in the order input-DTL-file output-DVI-file . But also see
the OPTIONS section below. No default file extensions are supplied.
dt2dv converts a text representation of a TeX DVI file, usually pro-
duced by the companion dv2dt(1) utility, back to a binary DVI file. DTL
(DVI Text Language) files can be edited, with care, and then restored
to DVI form for processing by any TeX DVI driver program. In DTL
files, font directory names and font names are preceded by a length
field, which must be updated if the names are modified.
dvitype(1) can also display a textual representation of DVI files, but
in some implementations at least, it cannot be used in batch mode, and
its output is not well-suited for conversion back to a DVI file.
The format of TeX DVI files is fully described in Donald E. Knuth, TeX:
The Program, Addison-Wesley (1986), ISBN 0-201-13437-3, as well as in
the dvitype(1) literate program source code. Brief descriptions of the
DTL and DVI formats are given in dv2dt(1).
-debug Turn on detailed debugging output.
-group Expect each DTL command to be in parentheses.
-si Read all DTL commands from standard input.
-so Write all DVI commands to standard output.
dv2dt(1), dvitype(1), tex(1).
*.dvi binary TeX DVI file.
*.dtl text representation of a TeX DVI file in DVI Text Language for-
dt2dv and dv2dt(1) were written by
Department of Electronic Engineering
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Victoria 3083
Tel: +61 3 479 3736
FAX: +61 3 479 3025
These manual pages were written primarily by
Nelson H. F. Beebe, Ph.D.
Center for Scientific Computing
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Tel: +1 801 581 5254
FAX: +1 801 581 4148
Version 0.6.0 08 March 1995 DT2DV(1)
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