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DT2DV(1)                                                              DT2DV(1)

       dt2dv - convert a DTL text representation of a TeX DVI file to a binary DVI file

       dt2dv [-debug] [-group] [-si] [-so] [input-DTL-file] [output-DVI-file]

       In the absence of the -si and -so options, both file arguments are required in the order input-DTL-file output-
       DVI-file .  But also see the OPTIONS section below.  No default file extensions are supplied.

       dt2dv converts a text representation of a TeX DVI file, usually produced by  the  companion  dv2dt(1)  utility,
       back  to  a  binary  DVI file. DTL (DVI Text Language) files can be edited, with care, and then restored to DVI
       form for processing by any TeX DVI driver program.  In DTL files, font directory names and font names are  pre-
       ceded by a length field, which must be updated if the names are modified.

       dvitype(1)  can  also  display  a textual representation of DVI files, but in some implementations at least, it
       cannot be used in batch mode, and its output is not well-suited for conversion back to a DVI file.

       The format of TeX DVI files is fully described in Donald E. Knuth, TeX:  The  Program,  Addison-Wesley  (1986),
       ISBN  0-201-13437-3,  as well as in the dvitype(1) literate program source code.  Brief descriptions of the DTL
       and DVI formats are given in dv2dt(1).

       -debug   Turn on detailed debugging output.

       -group   Expect each DTL command to be in parentheses.

       -si      Read all DTL commands from standard input.

       -so      Write all DVI commands to standard output.

       dv2dt(1), dvitype(1), tex(1).

       *.dvi   binary TeX DVI file.

       *.dtl   text representation of a TeX DVI file in DVI Text Language format.

       dt2dv and dv2dt(1) were written by
              Geoffrey Tobin
              Department of Electronic Engineering
              La Trobe University
              Bundoora, Victoria 3083
              Tel: +61 3 479 3736
              FAX: +61 3 479 3025
              Email: <>

       These manual pages were written primarily by
              Nelson H. F. Beebe, Ph.D.
              Center for Scientific Computing
              Department of Mathematics
              University of Utah
              Salt Lake City, UT 84112
              Tel: +1 801 581 5254
              FAX: +1 801 581 4148
              Email: <>

Version 0.6.0                    08 March 1995                        DT2DV(1)