The XpdfText® library allows you to extract plain text from PDF files. Text can be extracted from one or multiple pages, and can be written to a file on disk or stored in a buffer in memory. Text can also be extracted from a rectangular region on a page.

The XpdfText library uses Unicode internally. It can provide text in Unicode format, or it can convert to a user-selected encoding.

The XpdfText library also includes all of the XpdfInfo functions for extracting PDF Info dictionary entries.

Supported Platforms

Intellectual Property

The XpdfText library and documentation are Copyright 1996-2017 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

The PDF data structures, operators, and specification are documented in ISO 32000-1:2008.

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