[maemo-users] pdf reading?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Tue May 26 04:05:30 EEST 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 12:33:42PM -0600, Martin Collins wrote:
> The way to go is to convert to HTML and read in the browser or
> FBReader. The latter will rotate, the former will support CSS
> formatting. If you flash a special kernel and install the advanced
> brightness control you can rotate everything at OS level.
> To convert you can use pdf2html from the poppler-utils package. Or

I think you mean pdftohtml.  At least, on my Ubuntu system poppler-utils
has pdftotext and pdftohtml, without any actual digits in the name.

> mail the pdf to your gmail account, view in HTML, then save.

How well does this work in practice?

I'm unhappy with the results I get from pdftotext: it even loses
paragraph breaks.  pdftohtml, which I never tried before, is a bit
better, but it considers every line to be a separate paragraph.  I'm too
lazy to try GMail now, especially since I don't expect anything better
from it.

Marius Gedminas
I noticed that Open Source proponents using MacOS X have developed highly tuned
excuses, similar to those that smokers have about why cigarettes are good for
        -- Miguel de Icaza,
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