Alternate pdf readers
Topic: Alternate pdf readers
started by: Juanito
Posted by Juanito on Mar. 22 2008,15:15Has 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 2008,15:48Have you tried gsview? It's a gtk1 pdf viewer, and uses Ghostscript to do the rendering (http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/publishing/ghostscript/ghostgum/gsview-4.8.tar.gz)
Posted by Juanito on Mar. 22 2008,16:22Thanks - I'll have a go with gsview
Posted by Juanito on Mar. 27 2008,05:00Hmm - 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?