pdf edit again.

Jona Joachim jo-ml at hcl-club.lu
Sat Nov 3 21:21:08 PDT 2007

On Sat, 03 Nov 2007 17:42:03 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 09:03:17PM -0400, Mike Jeays wrote:
>> On November 3, 2007 08:38:55 pm Gary Kline wrote:
>> > 	A couple weeks ago I skimmed thru the postings on editing PDF
>> > 	files.  Wasn't entirely clear what the answer it because I never
>> > 	thought I would need to edit a GUI file.  I just found a book
>> > 	from 1883 in pdf format.  I would like a text/ASCII/ISO_8859-1
>> > 	version.  Tried pfdtotext, but it doesn't work.   Nutshell: is
>> > 	there something I can use  to edit/look-at this book and get rid
>> > 	of whateveriit is that's causing pdftotext to fail.  (sorry for
>> > 	the grammar.... )
>> >
>> > 	gary
>> Try gv and xpdf.  You might get lucky. 
>> Otherwise - try od :-)
> 	Welll, yeah, I can view ths file with xpdf or any other viewer,
> 	but can't figure out what's blocking it from being converted to
> 	ASCII.  I've seen pdfedit for linux, but haven't found it....
> 	thanks,
> 	gary
> 	PS: can't figure out whyanybody would take a pub domain book 
> 	    125 years old any say "copyright"......   *mumble*

The guy who scanned the book did actually invest a considerable amount
of work into scanning it and he can claim copyright for that work.
The text itself may be in the public domain but the pdf file is subject to

Best regards,

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