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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


       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: <>