1. NAME

dt2dv - convert a DTL text representation of a TeX DVI file to a binary DVI file

2. SYNOPSIS

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.

3. DESCRIPTION

dt2dv converts a text representation of a \*(Te DVI file, usually produced by the companion

R 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 \*(Te 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.

R 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 \*(Te DVI files is fully described in Donald E. Knuth, "\*(Te: The Program" , Addison-Wesley (1986), ISBN 0-201-13437-3, as well as in the

R dvitype (1) literate program source code. Brief descriptions of the DTL and DVI formats are given in

R dv2dt (1).

4. OPTIONS

-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.

5. SEE ALSO

R dv2dt (1),

R dvitype (1),

R tex (1).

6. FILES

  • *.dvi
        binary \*(Te DVI file.
  • *.dtl
        text representation of a \*(Te DVI file in "DVI Text Language" format.

7. AUTHOR

dt2dv and

R dv2dt (1) were written by

 
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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

 
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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: <beebe@math.utah.edu>