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       hevea - A fast LaTeX to HTML translator


       hevea [options] <texfile>


       This manual page documents briefly the hevea command.  This manual page
       was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the  original
       program does not have a manual page.

       Using  hevea  it  is  possible  to translate large documents written in
       LaTeX, such as manuals,  books,  etc.,  very  quickly  into  HTML.  All
       documents  are  translated as one single HTML file. The output file can
       be cut into smaller files, using the companion program hacha.

       The  Debian  version  of  HeVeA  differs  from   the   original   HeVeA
       distribution  in  that  pictures  are  by  default generated in the png
       format instead of gif. The original behavior can be regained by feeding
       the following option to hevea:


       and then invoke imagen with the -gif option.


   General Options
              Show hevea version and exit.

       -v     Verbose flag, can be repeated to increase verbosity.

       -dv    Add  border  around  some  of  the  block-level  elements
              issued. Specifically, all DIV and P are  bordered,  while
              the structure of displayed material is also shown.

       -s     Suppress warnings.

       -I dirname
              Add dirname to the search path.

       -o name
              Make  name  the  output  basename.  However,  if  name is
              base.html, then the output basename is base.

       -e filename
              Prevent  hevea  from  loading  any  file  whose  name  is
              filename.  Note  that  this  option applies to all files,
              including hevea.hva and base style files.

       -fix   Iterate HeVeA until a fixpoint  is  found.  Additionally,
              images get generated automatically.

       -O     Optimize HTML by calling esponja.

       -exec prog
              Execute file prog and read the output. The file prog must
              have execution permission and is  searched  by  following
              the searching rules of hevea.

              Deprecated by babel support. This option issues a warning

       -help  Print version number and a short help message.

   Options controlling the generation of HTML code
              Render symbols by using entities. This is the default.

              Render symbols by English text.

              Enable the output of some infrequent entities.  Use  this
              option to target browsers with wide entities support.

              Produces  MathML output for equations, very experimental.

              Be strict in interpreting HTMLdefinition. In  particular,
              this   option  disable  size  and  color  changes  inside
              <PRE>... </PRE>, which are otherwise performed.

   Options for alternative output formats
       -text  Output plain text. Output file extension is .txt.

       -info  Output info format. Output file extension is .info.

       -w width
              Set the line width for text or info output,  defaults  to


       hacha(1), imagen(1), esponja(1).

       The HeVeA documentation can be found  on the HeVeA home page   On  a  Debian  system  it  can also be
       accessed at /usr/share/doc/hevea-doc/html, provided the  package
       hevea-doc (from the non-free section) is installed.


       HeVeA is written by Luc Maranget <>.

       This    manual    page    was    compiled    by   Ralf   Treinen
       <>         and         Georges         Mariano
       <> from the HeVeA documentation for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).