dvi2bitmap

dvi2bitmap is a utility to convert TeX DVI files directly to bitmaps, without going through the complicated (and slow!) route of conversion via PostScript and PNM.

It consists of a library plus an application.

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This page is the distribution point for dvi2bitmap.

This is a beta of version 1.0. I am particularly interested in both bug reports and reports of successful use, or reports of any infelicities in the documentation. I have no developments planned for after v1.0, so now is the time for any changes.

URL: the URL of the dvi2bitmap project is http://purl.org/nxg/dist/dvi2bitmap; please quote this rather than the URL it resolves to.

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There's a low-volume mailing list for dvi2bitmap announcements and, possibly, discussion: dvi2bitmap-users

Documentation

Features

dvi2bitmap is a utility to convert TeX DVI files directly to bitmaps, without going through the complicated (and slow!) route of conversion via PostScript and PNM. The prime motivation for this is to prepare mathematical equations for inclusion in HTML files, but there is a broad range of uses beyond that.

Notes

Authors

Original author: Norman Gray. Contributions and patches from: Peter Draper (various fixes), Yoshihiro Okumura (MinGW patches), Jerry James (remove several -Wall warnings) ...to whom, many thanks! The source code has been through a number of different repositories in its time, so some details may have got lost: if you've contributed material or fixes to dvi2bitmap and I haven't acknowledged it, please accept my apologies and let me know.

This package was first released informally back in 1999, after a low-key announcement on comp.text.tex (I think), with a 1.0 version number. That's inappropriate for beta software, so in the first proper release, the version number was dropped to 0.7.

Norman
2013 April 14