Section: User Commands (1)
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dt2dv - convert a DTL text representation of a TeX DVI file to a binary DVI file
In the absence of the
both file arguments are
in the order
input-DTL-file output-DVI-file .
But also see the OPTIONS section below.
No default file extensions are supplied.
converts a text representation of a TeX DVI
file, usually produced by the companion
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.
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
Donald E. Knuth,
TeX: The Program,
Addison-Wesley (1986), ISBN 0-201-13437-3, as well
as in the
literate program source code. Brief descriptions
of the DTL and DVI formats are given in
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.
binary TeX DVI file.
text representation of a TeX DVI file in
DVI Text Language
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
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