[sword-devel] pdf2xml

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 14:32:38 MST 2009

I'm running into significant challenges building it with their
Makefiles, mainly related to them using some version of GString that
results in either 1) not including the file the declares it or, 2)
including a file which does not declare the proper GString type.

Beyond that, there are more errors all over the place in the code.  It
must be expecting a very old version of the dependent libraries OR the
developers did not leave CVS in a useful state when they abandoned it.

My guess is, use the Windows binary and pray that it actually works.


On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> A user of our software advised me of this piece of software which I
> think might occasionally come handy:
> http://www.mobipocket.com/dev/pdf2xml/
> 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.
> Peter
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