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Re: PDF indexing: one minor mystery revealed

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 01:52:40 GMT
Thomas R. Bruce wrote on 2/3/05 7:47 PM:

 > Turns out that pdftotext -- and by implication,
> SWISH::Filter, which uses it -- can't cope with some Type 3 fonts.

Be sure and send that report to the xpdf site. I'm sure the developer would want 
to know, if he doesn't already.

> Hope this helps somebody.  For that matter, if anyone has a pdf-to-ascii 
> or -html converter that'll cope with Type 3 fonts, I'd love to know 
> about it.

xpdf is pretty much the gold standard for open software. even pdftohtml 
( which you might prefer for swish-e use, 
relies on xpdf IIRC.

but yes, any other tools anyone knows of, send them to the list. we'd all benefit.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Thu Feb 3 17:52:41 2005