[OS X TeX] Re: Binary for detex (convert latex into plain text, see also l2a)

Markus S youcontrol at hispeed.ch
Fri Aug 31 10:34:27 EDT 2007

> The cmap package is intended to make the PDF files generated by  
> pdflatex both searchable and copyable in acrobat reader and other  
> compliant PDF viewers.

Thanks for the tip. However, at least Acrobat 8 is already able to 
search (and copy from) a pdflatex generated pdf (using standard latex 
fonts). It even is able to ignore the hyphenations. What it trips over 
are the ligatures and other non-ASCII characters. I don't see a 
difference using the cmap package.

detex handles ligatures correctly and simply strips all non-ASCII 
characters (or in case of accents etc. simply strips them).

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