How do I use the Xpdf language support packages with XpdfViewer, XpdfPrint, XpdfText, etc.?

Applies to: XpdfInfo, XpdfText, XpdfViewer, XpdfPrint, XpdfRasterizer, XpdfAnalyze, XpdfPS, XpdfImageExtract

There are a number of language support packages available for Xpdf. These can also be used with the Glyph & Cog DLLs, COM components, and ActiveX controls, following these steps:

  1. First, download whichever language support package(s) you need and unpack them. (PKZIP and WinZip can both uncompress .tar.gz files.) You can unpack them anywhere you like – in step 3, you'll set up the config file with the path to wherever you unpacked them.

  2. Create an xpdfrc configuration file (if you haven't done this already).

  3. Each language support package comes with a file called "add-to-xpdfrc". You need to insert the contents of that file into your own xpdfrc file (created in step 2). This information includes pointers to the various files installed when you unpacked the language support package – make sure you modify these paths to match your install directory.