locations of code that touches dvi

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 13:54:56 CEST 2019

If you are looking for C code that generates dvi then the luatex version
might be the place to start


On Tue, 16 Jul 2019 at 11:30, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I found dviasm and downloaded the source code from ubuntu repo - apparently
> it is now a python script bundled with about 1Gb of other tex utilities.
> The c code with the same name appears on the internet but may be much
> older. I got that as an alternative to the dt2dv related utilities but
> they all seem to work on simple test cases.
> I guess my first question is what is the best dvi assembler/dissembler
> written in c or c++ or easily converted to it?
> Also if someone can point me to the dvi generation code in
> latex it would help. I have the xdvik code called from
> my test program and was debating about altneratives for
> testing some modifications. I guess ideally I could write
> latex code and compile it into modified dvi
> with a modified latex although if that is too involved I can
> generate the dvi from my own scripts and worry about the
> tex stuff later.
> I was amazed digging into xdvik that the dvi execution code
> seems tractable and hoping now the latex code is easy too.
> Thanks.
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