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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 ver-
sion 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-vali-
dating 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.
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
Donald E. Knuth, TeXware.
The interactive dialog should be replaced by command-line options, as with gftype.
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the TeXware technical
report, available from the TeX Users Group. Howard Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally
ported it to Unix.
Web2C 7.3.1 19 December 1994 DVITYPE(1)
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