[tex-live] apparent bug in detex

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 01:24:22 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 8:04 PM,  <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:
> On Mon 1st Nov, 2010 at 22:16, Karl Berry seems to have written:
>>   pdftotext is already part of TeX Live.
>> For Windows only.   (As with many other generic tools.)
> I do have pdftotext (though not from TeX Live, obviously) but whenever
> I've tried to use it it has taken simply forever to produce any output
> even for quite small documents. I would not like to try this method on
> a paper of even 3,000 words - never mind 8,000 or more.
> - cfr
>>   BTW, pdftotext -layout yields amazingly good results.
>> Yes :).

On my intel macs (including 4 y.o. underpowered MacBookPro) works
almost momentarily

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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