dvitype, odvitype - 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 or manual Web2C: A TeX
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 resolution of the ``output
device'' may be changed; and so on. All options are specified with an on-line
extension is supplied if omitted from dvi_name
output goes to stdout
- Set resolution to REAL pixels per inch; default
- Override existing magnification with NUMBER.
- Process NUMBER pages; default one million.
- Verbosity level, from 0 to 4; default 4.
- Start at PAGE-SPEC, for example `2' or
- Show numeric opcodes (in decimal).
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.
Donald E. Knuth, TeXware
Donald E. Knuth wrote the program. It was published as part of the
technical report, available from the TeX Users Group. Howard
Trickey and Pavel Curtis originally ported it to Unix.