[squeak-dev] Re: How to read PDF files?

Russell N Hyer hrothgar.ofstingan at gmail.com
Wed May 27 17:20:08 UTC 2009

I've written some very general purpose scripts for this purpose. They
would allow you to modify and build certain pdfs.

2009/5/27, Franz Josef Konrad <franzl at fjkonrad.de>:
> In the same news group (comp.lang.smalltalk.dolphin) you can find this
> message from david at gorisek.com:
> This is precisely what we have been doing in our on-line ERP at
> http://www.e-racuni.com for the last 6 years.
> For this purpose I have developed a PDF parser/generator in Smalltalk
> which allows you to parse any PDF document so that you can add text
> objects to it. Then you can also merge multiple PDF documents with various
> forms together into a single document, and then finally you can
> re-recreate PDF document and send it to the user over the web to be
> printed using Adobe PDF or FoxIt Reader. If anybody is interested then
> send me a private e-mail.
> ...
>  > Interesting! What Smalltalk dialect?
> The code is just manipulating strings and streams. So it should work
> anywhere. We have it in production using Dolphin and VAST. The only
> non-portable part is the ZLIB library interface but this is taken care by
> our dialect abstraction layer.
> ---
> Franz Josef
> Louis LaBrunda schrieb:
>> Hi Dan,
>>> Is there code available in the Squeak universe for reading .PDF
>>> files?  In particular I wish to read a multi-page file produced by a
>>> text scanner -- ie probably compressed black-and-white images.
>>> Thanks in advance
>>> 	- Dan
>> Recently, in a Smalltalk new group,
>> Alejandro Reimondo
>> aleReimondo at smalltalking dot net
>> http://www.aleReimondo.com
>> announced "a PDF Framework capable to parse PDF files and construct a fine
>> grained object model of text (also unicode), images, lineArt, fonts,
>> colors
>> and other features of each element contained in a PDF document."
>> I believe this is a product for sale.
>> Lou
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> Louis LaBrunda
>> Keystone Software Corp.
>> SkypeMe callto://PhotonDemon
>> mailto:Lou at Keystone-Software.com http://www.Keystone-Software.com
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