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Version: 08 March 1995 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


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).


Turn on detailed debugging output.
Expect each DTL command to be in parentheses.
Read all DTL commands from standard input.
Write all DVI commands to standard output.


dv2dt(1), dvitype(1), tex(1).


binary TeX DVI file.
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: <>
Selon ma conviction la plus intime, la science de l'espace occupe a
priori dans le système de nos connaissances une autre position que la
théorie des grandeurs pures ; il manque à notre connaissance de celle-là
cette conviction totale de sa nécessité qui est propre à celle-ci, nous
devons reconnaître avec humilité que, si le nombre n'est que produit de
notre esprit, l'espace a également une réalité hors de notre esprit,
réalité à laquelle nous ne pouvons prescrire ses lois complètement à
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