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Encodings and extracting text from PDFs

Hello,


I am using Aspose.PDfF.Kit 2010.03.26 to extract text from PDF documents with the following code:

string tempFile = Path.GetTempFileName();

Aspose.Pdf.Kit.License lic = new Aspose.Pdf.Kit.License();
lic.SetLicense(@“Aspose.Total.lic”);
Aspose.Pdf.Kit.PdfExtractor extractor = new Aspose.Pdf.Kit.PdfExtractor();
extractor.BindPdf(@“Lucene Query Parser Syntax.pdf”);
extractor.ExtractText();
extractor.GetText(tempFile);

using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(tempFile))
{
string text = reader.ReadToEnd();
}


The text is coming in with spaces between all characters (e.g. H e l l o instead of Hello). This was not the case when using Aspose.PDF.Kit 2009.8.10 . Has something changed in the PdfExtractor class in relation to encodings?

When I construct the StreamReader with an Encoding of Unicode the text comes in as before. Attached is sample PDF (but behaviour is the same for all pdfs I have tried)

Thanks,
James

Hi James,

I would like to inform you that the text extraction process was changed with the release of version 4.2.0. You can find the details and a sample on this link.

I hope this helps. If you still find any issue or have some more questions, please do let us know.
Regards,



Thanks for that.


James