Forum: Ruby pdf reader

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6087a044557d6b59ab52e7dd20f94da8?d=identicon&s=25 =?iso-8859-1?Q?Pe=F1a=2C_Botp?= (Guest)
on 2005-12-17 03:20
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Hi All,
anyone knows of a pdf reader lib? if not ruby, maybe something in
perl/python.. (we'd like to read some pdf fields)
advance thanks for the info
-botp
5a601582df3b42b65a5e8353fc9305da?d=identicon&s=25 =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Gerardo_Santana_G=F3mez_Garrido?= (Guest)
on 2005-12-17 05:56
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2005/12/16, Peña, Botp <botp@delmonte-phil.com>:
> Hi All,
> anyone knows of a pdf reader lib? if not ruby, maybe something in perl/python.. (we'd 
like to read some pdf fields)
> advance thanks for the info
> -botp
>
>

Google is your friend:

http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-pdf/
669b7046f02e5dfc4bda4421f1069731?d=identicon&s=25 Alex Fenton (Guest)
on 2005-12-18 12:48
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>>anyone knows of a pdf reader lib?

> http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-pdf/

AFAIK, pdf-writer doesn't currently support *reading* PDFs, though it's
a planned feature:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/...

I've used pdftotext (part of the xpdf tools) to extract content from
PDFs into ruby. But as the name suggests, it only helps with extracting
text.

http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

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