On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:06:18 -0800, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote: > Thanks, Gents, > > But according to one smallish pdf file that I send to a web based > tool, it was not a real pdf. Or, more accurately, it (the pdf to > speech program) couldn't decode it.
This is a typical problem with "poorly engineered" PDFs where the author puts in the text as images (you'll see this stupidity across the Web, too). A good tool to check if the PDF file can be (audibly) read is the use of the tool pdftotext from the port xpdf. % pdftotext bla.pdf && less bla.txt Then, even the FF speech plugin should work correctly - as long as the PDF file contains decodable text. If it's just a bunch of images, well, what are we expecting, hm? FF-speech: "You see a pretty image of some text..." :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"