dvispecials - prints strings for the ’SPECIAL’ instruction in a TeX DVI
dvispecials prints strings for the ’SPECIAL’ instruction in a TeX DVI
file. For the purpose of extension of TeX typesetting systems, DVI
instruction architecture defines a ’SPECIAL’ instruction. The
instruction contains a string as an option of the instruction. The DVI
instruction specification defines that the semantics of the ’SPECIAL’
instruction is undefined, and it is left as a DVI driver specific
feature. Currently, it is used for includegraphics command to include
EPS figures (by graphics.sty and graphicx.sty style packages) and
changing text colors (color.sty package) in LaTeX. They uses the
’SPECIAL’ instruction to embed a file name of an EPS file and color
dvispecials uses DVIlib as an intenal DVI bytecode interpreter and
VFlib as an intenal font module.
dvispecials accepts the following options. (For more detail, invoke
dvispecials with --help option.)
--help Print a list of command line options.
Set a vflibcap file for font module VFlib.
-q Do not print anything if no ’SPECIAL’ instructions in a DVI
-p FMT A format string to print each font. A substring %p is replaced
by page number where the ’SPECIAL’ instruction is in, %s is
replaced by an optional string for the ’SPECIAL’ instruction,
\n is replaced by newline, and \t is replaced by tab,
Copyright © 2007 Hirotsugu Kakugawa