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Topic: Re: How to config the xpdfrc file in xpdf on windows, I can't extract the chinese content! (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 93057
From: derekn
Date: 7/28/2003 05:44 PM

> From: "HuataoSoft"
> I had download the chinese-simplified folder, the parent directory of chinese-simplified folder
> as same as pdftotext.exe. I had add the content of add-to-xpdfrc to xpdfrc:
> ...
> But when run the pdftotext.exe, Only English text can be extracted and chinese content is lost!

Did you select a suitable output encoding, i.e., one that can encode
Chinese characters? For example:

pdftotext -enc UTF-8 file.pdf

If you don't do this, pdftotext will (by default) generate Latin-1 (ISO
8859-1), and will drop any characters that don't have a Latin-1
encoding, including all of the Chinese text.

You can also set the default encoding in your xpdfrc file, like this:

textEncoding UTF-8

- Derek

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