1. NAME

dvitype - translate a dvi file for humans

2. SYNOPSIS

dvitype dvi_name[.dvi]

3. DESCRIPTION

This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of \*(TX can be found in the info file or manual "Web2C: A TeX implementation" .

The

dvitype program translates a DVI (DeVice Independent) file output by (for example)

R tex (1) or

R gftodvi (1), to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a DVI file-validating program (i.e., if

dvitype can read it, it's correct) and as an example of a DVI-reading program for future device drivers.

The output file can include all commands, just the important ones, or none at all (in which case only errors are reported). A subinterval of pages may be selected for transliteration; the magnification and resolution of the ``output device'' may be changed; and so on. All options are specified with an on-line dialog.

The .dvi extension is supplied if omitted from dvi_name . The output goes to stdout .

4. ENVIRONMENT

The environment variable TEXFONTS is used to search for the TFM files used in the DVI file. See

R tex (1) for the details of the searching. If TEXFONTS is not set, it uses the system default.

5. SEE ALSO

R gftype (1),

R pktype (1).
Donald E. Knuth, \*(OXware .

6. BUGS

The interactive dialog should be replaced by command-line options, as with

R gftype .

7. AUTHORS

Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the \*(OXware technical report, available from the \*(TX Users Group. Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally ported it to Unix.