Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 19 December 1994
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dvitype - translate a dvi file for humans
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete
documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file
Web2C: A TeX implementation.
program translates a DVI (DeVice Independent) file output by (for example)
to a file that humans can read. It also serves as a DVI file-validating
program (i.e., if
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.
extension is supplied if omitted from
The output goes to
The environment variable TEXFONTS is used to search for the TFM files
used in the DVI file. See
for the details of the searching.
If TEXFONTS is not set, it uses the system default.
Donald E. Knuth,
TeX for nroffware.
The interactive dialog should be replaced by command-line options, as
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the
TeX for nroffware
technical report, available from the TeX Users Group.
Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally ported it to Unix.
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