Alternate pdf readers

Forum: Apps
Topic: Alternate pdf readers
started by: Juanito

Posted by Juanito on Mar. 22 2008,15:15
Has anyone had any luck with alternates to xpdf on dsl?

The reason I ask is that xpdf (including 3.02 from testing) will not read quite a few pdf files I have.

I've tried to get adobe reader for linux working without luck (and why is it 50MB...) and although I can get foxit reader to run, the fonts are garbled so I cannot do anything with it.

Posted by curaga on Mar. 22 2008,15:48
Have you tried gsview? It's a gtk1 pdf viewer, and uses Ghostscript to do the rendering (
Posted by Juanito on Mar. 22 2008,16:22
Thanks - I'll have a go with gsview
Posted by Juanito on Mar. 27 2008,05:00
Hmm - I'm kind of stuck here. I'd like to use gs/epsgs-7.05 in order to use some of the files already in dsl but, in order for gsview to work, you have to compile gs/epsgs with shared libs ("make so"). Whilst "make" completes without problems, "make so" does not.

Did anybody have any success with this kind of thing?

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