Hello, I am not sure that this is the right place to ask this question since it does not really concern the way in which Emacspeak works; however I cannot imagine any person other than a blind Emacspeaker coming across thisphenomenon: it is not really a "problem". I regularly receive mathematics research preprints from correspondents usually either as pdf or the raw LaTeX file. The latter do not pose a problem for deciphering. But I found out very quickly through the VM feature of converting pdf to text that `pdftotxg' gets foxed by mathematics and so I usually write back asking for the LaTeX file. A few days ago I received from a friend an article which he found (on perhaps) written by a great Russian mathematician. It was a pdf file but since it contained almost no formulae I enjoyed listening to the attachment being read out. But it is a long paper 38 pages! So I saved it and then did text conversion using pdftotxt. The result was curious to say the least! I opened the file mannin.txt and did C-xl (count-lines-page) and was shocked to hear 47 lines 0+47! As soon as I moved the cursor from the first line which had the title, I was stopped by a query like: Read this 367 long line Y N? Reading the paper was impossible -- trying to find a phrase using C-s is also interrupted by such queries. So I set column-fill to 70 and paragraph by paragraph did a column-fill (M-q). Now I could search out page 34 using C-s but when I did C-x w I was told something like 3000 lines but C-x l still gave something like 45 +3. Saving the file works fine in the sense that these very long lines are gone and so one can read line-by-line, find places by C-s etc. But the contradictory answers given by C-x w and C-x l still persists. Is this a Emacs (21.3) problem. It is not a "problem" for me --- just that I am going crazy trying to figure this out! Sorry for this noise. Kalyan the web ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help"
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