ruby and PDF

the speaker: Lukas Rieder
working for “paper c”

some approaches

writing PDF
… act as flying saucer …

UNIX tools

xpdf :
$ pdftotext -layout -enc UTF-8 …

$ pdftk compressed.pdf uncompress output uncompressed.pdf

$ convert … # e.g. towards JPEG

the speaker wrapped some unix tools and called that “PdfUtils”, and released it as GEM.

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