How does one ...

Ulrike Fischer news3 at
Wed Apr 15 16:11:46 CEST 2020

Am Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:48:52 +0100 schrieb Philip Taylor:

> ... convert a DVI file to PDF using TeX Live 2020 ?  It is so long
> since I have used anything other than XeTeX (and before that,
> PdfTeX) that I have no idea how one goes about converting a DVI
> file to PDF these days.  I have tried "DVIPDF" and "DVI2PDF",
> which seem the obvious choices, and neither did anything.  I have
> to back-port some of my XeTeX code to pure TeX, so what should I
> use for the final output conversion, please ? 

Depends a bit if you used \specials in the code and if yes for which
backend. Either 

dvips file
ps2pdf file


dvipdfmx file

Ulrike Fischer

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