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Possibly useful utility




I must admint, I didn't check where to get the wv package from - its
part of Debian, so I only had to do an apt-get to have it
installed. The pdftotext is the one from xpdf, so if it has problems
with type 3 fonts, you will get the same garbage. You may be able to
get a better result by converting it to postsript and then decoding it
to text with pstotext.

Tim

Kalyan Mukherjea writes:
 > Hi Tim,
 >    A modest but, perhaps unreasonable, suggestion. I tried to get hold
 >    of wvText on the web but just kept getting shunted off to wvware
 >    and most of the things I downloaded turned out to be some kind of
 >    index.html file rather than  a zipped tar-archive. It would have
 >    been very nice if a URL for downloading the various programs had
 >    been included in your posting.  I think Emacspeak has some of these
 >    facilities included for use in conjunction with VM.
 > 
 >    I hope I'll be able to actually start using some of your utilities
 >    soon; particularly the conversion of postscript files.
 > Cheers.
 > Kalyan
 > 
 > PS: I haave used pdftotext which comes with the xpdf package:
 > occasionally it gives garbage apparently because of the document
 > containing Type3 fonts.  Is The   pdftotext you are using
 > any better in this respect?
 > 
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