A DVI file is the standard output of the TeX typesetting system. Mythesis explores the possibility of creating a complete DVI filepreviewer on the Java platform. I have taken a close look at thevarious issues that had to be overcome, proposed and discussedsolutions, and for the most part ended up with an implementation. Ihave found Java to be well suited an application like this, with itsrich graphics API, especially with regard to font and shapeprocessing. The final result has been a working DVI previewer which,in my opinion, with a little more tuning, will be a good alternativeto the major previewers in the TeX world - on any operating system.