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DT2DVSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: 08 March 1995
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NAMEdt2dv - convert a DTL text representation of a TeX DVI file to a binary DVI file
SYNOPSISdt2dv [-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.
DESCRIPTIONdt2dv converts a text representation of a TeX DVI file, usually produced 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).
- Turn on detailed debugging output.
- Expect each DTL command to be in parentheses.
- Read all DTL commands from standard input.
- Write all DVI commands to standard output.
SEE ALSOdv2dt(1), dvitype(1), tex(1).
- binary TeX DVI file.
- text representation of a TeX DVI file in DVI Text Language format.
AUTHORdt2dv and dv2dt(1) were written by
Geoffrey Tobin Department of Electronic Engineering La Trobe University Bundoora, Victoria 3083 Australia Tel: +61 3 479 3736 FAX: +61 3 479 3025 Email: <G.Tobin@ee.latrobe.edu.au>
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 Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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