[pdftex] simple pdftype program?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Jun 24 15:44:57 CEST 2004

On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 08:30:34PM -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
> Is there a simple program for pdf files which expands the binary parts
> of PDF files?  Kind of like dvitype.  It would be even nicer if it
> "interpreted" the PDF file the way dvitype does (showing the text being
> typeset as well as it can, etc.).
> >From searching freshmeat, I found a Java package which can do it, but I
> don't have the right Java.
> http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/
> Also found a Perl package which can probably do it, but it's not clear,
> and installing all the modules does not excite me.
> http://pdfapi2.sourceforge.net/
> Anyone know of other alternatives?  Just wondering ...
> thanks,
> k

For decompressing, there is also pdftk

This can be built with gcj, and there are .rpms and .debs for it.

Siep Kroonenberg

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