SGML2LATEX(1)                                                    SGML2LATEX(1)


       sgml2latex  - create LaTeX, DVI, PostScript or PDF output from a Linux-
       Doc DTD SGML source file


       sgml2latex  [generic-option...]   [--output=tex|dvi|ps|pdf]  [--bibtex]
       [--makeindex]    [--pagenumber=n]    --quick   [--latex=hlatexp|platex]
       [--dvips=dvips|dvi2ps] file[.sgml]


       sgml2latex is an old and obsoleted form of the latex converter  command
       of  LinuxDoc-Tools.   It is recommended to switch the new form linuxdoc
       -B latex now.  It converts a LinuxDoc DTD SGML  source  file  to  LaTeX
       output,  using  the nsgmls(1) or onsgmls(1) parser, and the sgmlsasp(1)
       translator.  Using the LaTeX output, and the latex(1)  text  formatter,
       you  can  then  create  DVI  output,  and  PostScript  output using the
       dvips(1) converter. Output will appear in file.tex  for  LaTeX  output,
       file.dvi  for  DVI output, or for PostScript output, where file
       is the name of the SGML source file.

       Using  the LaTeX output, and the pdflatex(1) text  formatter,  you  can
       then create a nice PDF output, suitable for viewing with PDF viewers as
       xpdf(1), acroread(1) or ghostview(1).

       The attribute/value pair "output=latex2e" is set for conditionals.


       sgml2latex accepts all the generic options  described  in  linuxdoc(1),
       and the following specific options:

       --output=fmt, -o
              Specify  the  desired  output  format.  The specifier fmt may be
              ‘‘tex’’, ‘‘dvi’’, ‘‘ps’’, or ‘‘pdf’’.

       Note: This version does not overwrite/remove  the  intermediate  files:
       tex  file for dvi output, or tex/dvi files for ps output.  This is dif-
       ferent behavior from the original SGML-Tools 1.0.9, so you  are  warned

       --bibtex, -b
              Process the generated TeX with bibtex(1).

       --makeindex, -m
              Generate  a  TeX index file suitable for processing with makein-
              dex(1) from and <idx> and <cdx> tags present in the SGML source.

       --pagenumber, -n
              Set the starting page number in the output DVI or PS file.

       --quick, -q
              Do  only one pass of LaTeX formatting.  This is often not suffi-
              cient to produce final output (because of references, etc.)  but
              is useful for spotting TeX errors and justification problems.

       --pass, -P
              The argument of the pass option is inserted just after the LaTeX
              preamble  generated  by  the  document-type  tag.   Specify  the
              desired  output  format.   The  specifier  fmt  may  be ‘‘tex’’,
              ‘‘dvi’’, ‘‘ps’’, or ‘‘pdf’’.

       --latex=alternate_latex_command, -x
              This option is currently for Korean and  Japanese.   The  alter-
              nate_latex_command  can be ‘‘latex’’ (default), ‘‘hlatexp’’ (for
              Korean), ‘‘platex’’ or ‘‘jlatex’’ (for Japanese).   This  option
              can  be used to render Korean document using HLaTeXp, or to ren-
              der Japanese  document  using  pLaTeX/jLaTeX.   If  not,  HLaTeX
              should  be  installed  to  render Korean document.  On the other
              hand, Japanese document can be rendered with jLaTeX
               (which is the default when ‘‘-c nippon’’ is specified),  so  if
              you already have jLaTeX, you may not need to install the pLaTeX.

       --dvips=alternate_dvips_command, -s
              This option is currently for Japanese.  The alternate_dvips_com-
              mand  can  be  ‘‘dvips’’ or ‘‘dvi2ps’’.  If you don’t know this,
              then you may not need this.

       file   The SGML source file, named either file or file.sgml


       Many files and executables in  /usr/share/linuxdoc-tools  and  /usr/bin
       are used.


       None known.


       Originally  written by Greg Hankins <>, based
       on scripts by Tom Gordon and Alexander Horz. Later rewritten by Cees de
       Groot <>.  PDF patches by Juan Jose Amor <jjamor@hispal->.  Currently maintained by Taketoshi Sano <> for


       linuxdoc(1),   sgml2html(1),  sgml2info(1),  sgml2lyx(1),  sgml2rtf(1),
       sgml2txt(1), sgmlcheck(1).

                                  18 May 2000                    SGML2LATEX(1)

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