odvitype



DVITYPE(1)                                                          DVITYPE(1)




NAME

       dvitype - translate a dvi file for humans


SYNOPSIS

       dvitype dvi_name[.dvi]


DESCRIPTION

       This  manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documen-
       tation for this version of TeX 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) tex(1) or 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 reso-
       lution 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.


ENVIRONMENT

       The environment variable TEXFONTS is used to search for the  TFM  files
       used in the DVI file.  See tex(1) for the details of the searching.  If
       TEXFONTS is not set, it uses the system default.


SEE ALSO

       gftype(1), pktype(1).
       Donald E. Knuth, TeXfornroffware.


BUGS

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


AUTHORS

       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.



Web2C 7.5.4                    19 December 1994                     DVITYPE(1)

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