[poppler] Using the poppler utils in my software

Alec Taylor alec.taylor6 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 09:06:38 PDT 2012

Actually you probably want to use pdftoxml, including in the
poppler-utils. If that is giving you too many mistakes, maybe checkout
an OCR engine such as Tesseract.

Reparsing the XML shouldn't give you too much trouble; if it is, ask
me and I'll give you access to the poppler repo I modified ~8 months
ago which included my algorithms for extracting logical structure
information from PDFs by post-processing the XML and regenerating XML
containing the modified markup.

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:32 AM, Jean-Philippe Green
<jeanphilippe.green at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello. I asked about this on the IRC with no luck, so I'll try this instead.
> How can I use the poppler utils (such as pdftotext) in my software without
> executing a platform dependent executable? Is it included somewhere in the
> library?
> If you want to know, I'm trying to do a software that reads a pdf-schedule
> from the company where I work and make an icalendar that can be used in
> google calendar and more. They can't provide a calender file so I feel I
> need to do this. I want all of my co-workers to be able to use it too, so I
> need to do it platform independent.
> Thank you!
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