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       sgml2latex  -  create LaTeX, DVI, PostScript or PDF output from a LinuxDoc DTD SGML source


       sgml2latex   [generic-option...]    [--output=tex|dvi|ps|pdf]   [--bibtex]   [--makeindex]
       [--pagenumber=n] --quick [--latex=hlatexp|platex] [--dvips=dvips|dvi2ps] file[.sgml]


       sgml2latex  is an old and obsoleted form of the latex converter command of LinuxDoc-Tools.
       It is recommended to switch the new form linuxdoc -B latex now.  It  converts  a  LinuxDoc
       DTD  SGML  source  file to LaTeX output, using the nsgmls(1) or onsgmls(1) parser, and the
       sgmlsasp(1) translator.  Using the LaTeX output, and the latex(1) text formatter, you  can
       then  create  DVI  output, and PostScript output using the dvips(1) converter. Output will
       appear in file.tex for LaTeX output, file.dvi for DVI output, or  for  PostScript
       output, where file is the name of the SGML source file.

       Using   the  LaTeX  output, and the pdflatex(1) text formatter, you can then create a nice
       PDF output, suitable for viewing with PDF viewers as xpdf(1), acroread(1) or ghostview(1).

       The attribute/value pair "output=latex2e" is set for conditionals.


       sgml2latex accepts all the generic options described in  linuxdoc(1),  and  the  following
       specific options:

       --output=fmt, -o
              Specify  the  desired  output  format.   The specifier fmt may be ``tex'', ``dvi'',
              ``ps'', or ``pdf''.

       Note: This version does not overwrite/remove the intermediate  files:  tex  file  for  dvi
       output,  or  tex/dvi  files  for  ps output.  This is different behavior from the original
       SGML-Tools 1.0.9, so you are warned here.

       --bibtex, -b
              Process the generated TeX with bibtex(1).

       --makeindex, -m
              Generate a TeX index file suitable for processing with makeindex(1) from and  <idx>
              and <cdx> tags present in the SGML source.

       --pagenumber, -n
              Set the starting page number in the output DVI or PS file.

       --quick, -q
              Do  only  one  pass  of  LaTeX formatting.  This is often not sufficient to produce
              final output (because of references, etc.) but is useful for  spotting  TeX  errors
              and justification problems.

       --pass, -P
              The argument of the pass option is inserted just after the LaTeX preamble generated
              by the document-type tag.  Specify the desired output format.   The  specifier  fmt
              may be ``tex'', ``dvi'', ``ps'', or ``pdf''.

       --latex=alternate_latex_command, -x
              This  option is currently for Korean and Japanese.  The alternate_latex_command can
              be ``latex'' (default), ``hlatexp'' (for Korean),  ``platex''  or  ``jlatex''  (for
              Japanese).   This option can be used to render Korean document using HLaTeXp, or to
              render Japanese document using pLaTeX/jLaTeX.  If not, HLaTeX should  be  installed
              to  render  Korean  document.  On the other hand, Japanese document can be rendered
              with jLaTeX
               (which is the default when ``-c nippon'' is specified), so  if  you  already  have
              jLaTeX, you may not need to install the pLaTeX.

       --dvips=alternate_dvips_command, -s
              This  option  is  currently  for  Japanese.   The  alternate_dvips_command  can  be
              ``dvips'' or ``dvi2ps''.  If you don't know this, then you may not need this.

       file   The SGML source file, named either file or file.sgml


       Many files and executables in /usr/share/linuxdoc-tools and /usr/bin are used.


       None known.


       Originally written by Greg Hankins <>, based on scripts  by  Tom
       Gordon  and  Alexander  Horz.  Later  rewritten  by  Cees de Groot <>.  PDF
       patches by Juan Jose Amor <>.  Currently maintained by Taketoshi  Sano
       <> for Linuxdoc-Tools.


       linuxdoc(1),    sgml2html(1),   sgml2info(1),   sgml2lyx(1),   sgml2rtf(1),   sgml2txt(1),

                                           18 May 2000                              SGML2LATEX(1)