Any progress on .pdf viewing?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Mar 2 13:02:08 UTC 2022

Both Evince and Atril can read pdf files. Firefox and most Chrome-based 
browsers are also able to read them. Usually though, I just run 
pdftotext on the file and pop the resulting file into the text editor of 

pdftotext -raw <filename>

usually works best, and generates a text file in the same folder as the 
pdf file, replacing the pdf extension with txt. The pdftotext tool and 
other similar converters are found in the package usually called 
poppler-utils, and I haven't yet seen a distro that doesn't include that 
package. These are all the options I am aware of currently.


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