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Re: Possibly useful utility



FYI, on Fedora the wv rpm is available via yum in the new Fedora Extras
repository. Get the config and the gpg key for Fedora Extras at:

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/

Tim Cross writes:
> 
> 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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