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    Command:

    grodvi

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           grodvi [ -dv ] [ -wn ] [ -Fdir ] [ files... ]
    
           It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its
           parameter.
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           grodvi is a driver for groff that produces TeX dvi format.  Normally it
           should  be run by groff -Tdvi.  This will run troff -Tdvi; it will also
           input the macros /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.4/tmac/dvi.tmac; if the  input
           is    being    preprocessed    with    eqn    it    will   also   input
           /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.4/font/devdvi/eqnchar.
    
           The dvi file generated by grodvi can be printed by any  correctly-writ-
           ten dvi driver.  The troff drawing primitives are implemented using the
           tpic version 2 specials.  If the driver does not support these, the  \D
           commands will not produce any output.
    
           There is an additional drawing command available:
    
           \D'R dh dv'
                  Draw a rule (solid black rectangle), with one corner at the cur-
                  rent position, and the diagonally opposite corner at the current
                  position  +(dh,dv).   Afterwards the current position will be at
                  the opposite corner.  This produces a rule in the dvi  file  and
                  so  can  be printed even with a driver that does not support the
                  tpic specials unlike the other \D commands.
    
           The groff command \X'anything' is translated into the same  command  in
           the  dvi  file  as would be produced by \special{anything} in TeX; any-
           thing may not contain a newline.
    
           For inclusion of EPS image files,  grodvi  loads  pspic.tmac  automati-
           cally,  providing  the  PSPIC  macro.   Please  check  grops  (1) for a
           detailed description of this macro.
    
           Font files for grodvi can be created from tfm files using  tfmtodit(1).
           The  font description file should contain the following additional com-
           mands:
    
           internalname name
                         The name of the tfm file (without the .tfm extension)  is
                         name.
    
           checksum n    The checksum in the tfm file is n.
    
           designsize n  The designsize in the tfm file is n.
    
           These are automatically generated by tfmtodit.
    
           The default color for \m and \M is black.  Currently, the drawing color
           for \D commands is always black, and fill color values  are  translated
                  this option isn't specified,  the  line  thickness  defaults  to
                  0.04 em.
    
           -Fdir  Prepend  directory  dir/devname  to the search path for font and
                  device description files; name is the name of the  device,  usu-
                  ally dvi.
    
    
    

    USAGE

           There  are styles called R, I, B, and BI mounted at font positions 1 to
           4.  The fonts are grouped into families T and H having members in  each
           of these styles:
    
                  TR     CM Roman (cmr10)
    
                  TI     CM Text Italic (cmti10)
    
                  TB     CM Bold Extended Roman (cmbx10)
    
                  TBI    CM Bold Extended Text Italic (cmbxti10)
    
                  HR     CM Sans Serif (cmss10)
    
                  HI     CM Slanted Sans Serif (cmssi10)
    
                  HB     CM Sans Serif Bold Extended (cmssbx10)
    
                  HBI    CM Slanted Sans Serif Bold Extended (cmssbxo10)
    
           There are also the following fonts which are not members of a family:
    
                  CW     CM Typewriter Text (cmtt10)
    
                  CWI    CM Italic Typewriter Text (cmitt10)
    
           Special  fonts  are  MI (cmmi10), S (cmsy10), EX (cmex10), and, perhaps
           surprisingly, TR, TI, and CW, due to the different  font  encodings  of
           text fonts.  For italic fonts, CWI is used instead of CW.
    
           Finally,  the  symbol  fonts  of  the American Mathematical Society are
           available as special fonts SA (msam10)  and  SB  (msbm10).   These  two
           fonts are not mounted by default.
    
           Using  the  option  -mec (loading the file ec.tmac) EC and TC fonts are
           used.  The design of the EC family is very similar to that  of  the  CM
           fonts; additionally, they give a much better coverage of groff symbols.
           Note that ec.tmac must be called before any language-specific files; it
           doesn't take care of hcode values.
    
    
    

    FILES

           /usr/share/groff/1.18.1.4/font/devdvi/DESC
                  Device description file.
    
    
           When using the -d option with boxed  tables,  vertical  and  horizontal
           lines  can  sometimes  protrude by one pixel.  This is a consequence of
           the way TeX requires that the heights and widths of rules be rounded.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           tfmtodit(1),   groff(1),   troff(1),    groff_out(5),    groff_font(5),
           groff_char(7)
    
    
    

    Groff Version 1.18.1.4 16 September 2002 GRODVI(1)

    
    
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