Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Wed Nov 18 13:21:13 MST 2009
A user of our software advised me of this piece of software which I
think might occasionally come handy:
It appears that it can deal with embedded fonts and produces apparently
excellently structured output. I have unfortunately not managed to
compile it despite thinking it should be straightforward.
There is no make file, just a short explanation for compiling, which I
seemingly completely misunderstood.
What I did at the toplevel of the source directory was
gcc -I xpdf -I xpdf/fofi -I xpdf/goo -I xpdf/xpdf -I image/zlib -I
image/png -I /usr/include pdf2xml.cpp
But this was obviously wrong. It produced a huge pile of error messages
suggesting that it did not find all kinds of libpng related stuff. I
have obviously installed libpoppler-dev and libpng-dev.
I am aware of a whole bunch of public domain texts which are only
published in PDF format but would suddenly become accessible to us.
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