catdvi - DVI to plain text translator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename catdvi_0.14-12.1_amd64.deb
Package name catdvi
Package version 0.14
Package release 12.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline role::program tex use::converting works-with-format::dvi works-with::text
License -
Maintainer Bart Martens <>
Download size 64.64 KB
Installed size 152.00 KB
CatDVI translates a TeX Device Independent (DVI) file into a readable
plaintext file.  It aims to generate high-quality output that reproduces
all aspects of the DVI file within the limits of the output medium.
CatDVI uses Unicode internally and can output ASCII, ISO Latin 1 and
UTF-8 Unicode.
CatDVI can be used for previewing TeX documents on character-cell displays
such as traditional terminals and terminal emulators.  It is also possible
to use it in generation of plain text documents from TeX source, assuming
that the document is written with this conversion in mind.
CatDVI is under development and as such yet incomplete.  However, it is
quite useful even in its current form and already outperforms some of its
competition in some areas.
CatDVI requires that the TFM files for all fonts used in its input DVI files
are installed or can be generated by kpathsea.


Package Version Architecture Repository
catdvi_0.14-12.1_i386.deb 0.14 i386 Debian Main
catdvi - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libkpathsea6 -
texlive-base -
texlive-base-bin -


Type URL
Binary Package catdvi_0.14-12.1_amd64.deb
Source Package catdvi

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install catdvi deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install catdvi




2012-04-22 - Jakub Wilk <>
catdvi (0.14-12.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove conflicting declaration of kpathsea_version_string (closes:
#666169). Thanks to Adam D. Barratt for the bug report.
2011-09-29 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-12) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/02_hardening-format-security.diff: Closes: #643361.
2009-05-15 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed depends-on-obsolete-package depends: tetex-base -bin -extra.
* Fixed debhelper-but-no-misc-depends.
2008-02-03 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-10) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control, debian/rules: Now using cdbs.
* debian/patches/01_outenc_num_403867.diff: Added.  Closes: #403867.
2006-09-23 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Copy of 0.14-8, thereby reverting the changes of 0.14-7.1.
* debian/changelog: Added changelog entry for 0.14-7.1.
2006-09-08 - Andreas Barth <>
catdvi (0.14-7.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Set the dependencies right to have all tex-parts in. Closes: #291040
2006-09-07 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Added Depends: tetex-base | texlive-base, tetex-bin |
texlive-base-bin, and added Recommends: tetex-extra |
texlive-fonts-recommended.  Closes: #291040.  Patch by Frank K├╝ster
<>, thanks.
2006-06-17 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Changed my e-mail address.
* debian/control, debian/rules, debian/compat: Debhelper version.
* debian/control: Build-depends on libkpathsea-dev and autotools-dev.
* debian/control: Standards version.
* debian/copyright: Updated.
* debian/rules: Don't put config.guess and config.sub in .diff.gz.
* debian/watch: Updated to version 3.
2006-03-08 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Newer version of libkpathsea.  Closes: #354508.  Reported
by Adrian Bunk <>, thanks.
2006-02-26 - Bart Martens <>
catdvi (0.14-5) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.  Closes: #354349.

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