Xdvik is a program for displaying DVI files (generated e.g. by Troff or TeX) on the X window system. It is based on the regular (non-k) xdvi of the same version number.
Xdvi is a program for displaying DVI files on the X window system. Xdvik is a variant with hyperlink support and other additions, deployed e.g. in the TeX Live distribution.
We try to track the changes in xdvi (possibly with some delay), so that any version of xdvik has at least all the features of the regular xdvi with the same version number. For updates between xdvi releases, an additional patchlevel number is used, e.g. 22.74.3 for patchlevel 3 of release 22.74.
As of xdvik-22.84, features common to both versions include:
Fast and lean interface with support for full keyboard navigation.
Rendering of Postscript images via ghostscript.
Inverse search - a click in the xdvi window opens an editor with the corresponding TeX source (and vice versa).
Support for color specials.
Print/save a Postscript version of the DVI file.
As of 22.84, xdvik has the following additional features:
Hyperlinks in DVI files via the hyperref package.
String search in DVI files.
A watchfile option to automatically reload the DVI file.
Uses a backup copy of the DVI file when the file is corrupted so that you can still view the old version of the document while (La)TeX is running.
Postscript font rendering via t1lib.
GUI enhancements: A pagelist for easier navigation, a statusline, and a toolbar and preferences windows in the Motif version.
Save DVI files in different formats: PS, PDF, DVI and plain text.
Select text in DVI files.
Kpathsearch library to locate (and generate) files (hence the k in the name).
Support for Omega.