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Topic: Re: Embedded font issue in text extraction
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56964
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:22 PM

At 05:49 AM 8/28/2001 -0400, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>You cannot use "Copy/Paste" on this encoded document, but I can extract
>the specific characters after applying PDFontAcquireEncodingArray.

OK, that's good.

>The problem is that I have to guess where the spaces are located, because
>most of the times the document does not include the "space" character.

Correct. Welcome to PDF text extraction! (and that is assuming
that you are working with languages that use a "space" for a word break).

> I have read in the documentation that PDDocCreateWordFinder could indeed
> find the words in this encoded document, but I didn't figure out what
> paramenters to pass to this procedure.

WordFinder SHOULD do it, but it's got a lot of known
bugs/issues. Some of which have been fixed in Acrobat 5, but there still
appear to be issues.

What seems to be the problem with the parameters, most can be set
to default/

Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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