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Offline Andreas_2009

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XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« on: March 17, 2009, 05:09:29 AM »
Hi there,

I recently opened several PDF's, using XPDF for viewing.

The PDFs opened fine, but only the included Images were shown in XPDF, no text.
Tested with several PDFs.

Is that a font problem or do I miss an additional package ?

Thanks in advance,
Regards
Andreas

Offline Jason W

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 05:12:41 AM »
You may need to install one of the font extensions.

Offline Andreas_2009

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 08:36:09 AM »
Thanks Jason, but can you recommend a particular font package?
- Dejavu Fonts.
- fontconfig
- liberation-fonts-ttf
- ttf-bitstream-vera

I have only little space (CF-Card), so I don't want to have too many of these packages installed.
Thanks for your recommandation.
Regards
Andreas

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009, 08:47:54 AM »
ttf-bitstream-vera should work.  It has been a while since I used Xpdf as epdfview is much more capable, but hopefully that will fix it.  Xpdf has almost no dependencies and still displays many pdf's so it does have value.

Offline Andreas_2009

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 09:30:05 AM »
Hi Jason,

thanks for the quick reply, I will test it.
Regards
Andreas

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 10:11:41 AM »
The PDFs opened fine, but only the included Images were shown in XPDF, no text.
Tested with several PDFs.

i had the same problem with a pdf i made using the openoffice extension. thanks for the evidence it's xpdf, not ooo, maybe now i can view those pdf's with xpdf, too.

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 06:39:47 PM »
Could you guys give me a link to a pdf file on the web that has the text problem so I can try to reproduce the error? 

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 07:01:27 PM »
Could you guys give me a link to a pdf file on the web that has the text problem so I can try to reproduce the error? 

mine was generated by ooo in tc... in was just some text and an image. only epdfview showed the text, both epdfview and xpdf showed the image.

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 02:01:22 AM »
I will find one in public, hold on...

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Re: XPDF showing PDF without Text - font problem ?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2009, 05:05:25 AM »
Thanks, I will check when I get home tonight.