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#1 Master

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:57 AM

hi guys , its been a while since i started to to think about making a converter for pdf files ... and now after all , i am really serious about it ..and wana make it ar all cost ...
now i have some questions for you .:
first : how should i start my project ..i mean first of all i need to read a pdf files and get the data ... the first problem is here .. what kind of command in C should i use to get the infos ? do i just have to read char by char and then save them all those in a document ? !! and is this supposed to be right ? ( i dont think so )
i know that the pdf has a structure .. how can i find out a bit more about this so that i can retrieve the information and then do the right job ...

second : i am going to use this pdf converter to convert pdf files (which are also in farsi ) to the *.doc format ...
with the current converters , after conversion everything just gets in a reversed order .. i mean if you write "سلام " after conversion it would be sth like this "م ا ل س " so how to fix this problem too ?

(in farsi language you write from write to left)

i hope you do me a favor and just tell me what is needed and i just start the job and see what happens .

thanks alot and im waiting
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:09 AM

I would start by looking at some of the open source PDF viewers. That should help you get an idea of how they work. Second, I would look at converting to an ODF format, which supports right to left languages.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:35 PM

tanx , ive give the first recommendation a try already but i have no idea what the ODF is /// would you mind explaining it abit more ?or just give me some principles concerning it
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 08:08 AM

ODF is the OpenDocument Format. It's based on XML, and is used by programs such as OpenOffice. You should be able to get basic specs on it fairly easily with a Google search.
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 06:33 AM

tanx pal . im on it
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:40 AM

Another good website you can look at for file specs is Wotsit.org. Here are some results for PDF file formats:

PDF File Format
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