xhdvi: The Unix HyperTeX viewer
xhdvias it is typically installed is a modified version of the popular Unix dvi previewer
It is basically designed as a proof of concept product and has a number of limitations. Two of the most serious:
You can also get precompiled binaries from the CTAN archive.
xhdvi, you must specify where your fonts live. To do this, set an environment variable with the command such as:
setenv XDVIFONTS /u/tex/fonts/pk/%F/%f.%d%p
The program substitutes in names and magnifications for the symbols.
The details of this are the same as for
xdvi and are
describe in the man page.
You must also specify the web browser
xhdvi should use.
You may do this via an environment variable:
setenv WWWBROWSER mosaic
Alternatively, this can be accomplished on the command line:
xhdvi -browser netscape dvi_file
You will want to modify your
.mailcap file to contain an
application/x-dvi; xhdvi -browser netscape %s
in order to have
xhdvi launch automatically from your
This site is no longer online. However, you may contact Arthur
Smith, the author of
xhdvi directly at