Any progress on .pdf viewing?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Mar 2 13:17:58 UTC 2022

Correct use of an external command in a lynx configuration file can
arrange for pdftotext to be used by lynx so pdf files can be read by that
browser too.

On Wed, 2 Mar 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> 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 choice.
> 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.
> ~Kyle
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