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       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 preceded 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: <>