reading pictures of text in pdf

Paul Merrell marbux at
Fri Nov 13 01:02:14 UTC 2015

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Brian Tew <montanalag at> wrote:
> Is there anything in linux that can convert a pdf file that is a picture of text
> into real actual plain text?

Assuming there's no DRM involved, tesseract-OCR is probably your best
bet. <>. The source code has
moved to <> but the documentation
seems to still be on

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