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Old 11-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #1
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PDF to WORD/HTML conversion, "special characters and marks" errors

Hi all,

when I convert a PDF to a WORD or HTML flie, some error happens.

for example, “Sanskritization” becomes ⋚Sanskritization&& when converting the pdf to word or html format. Why double quotation marks shows as special marks like"⋚" and "&&" ?

i am really begging a solution or any better convertion tool which can handle this kind special characters problem when convert pdf to another format.

For anyone who can help me,thanks so much.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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Without knowing all the details, I would say it is because of encoding of your PDF.
It is different than the produced HTML is. For example BIG-5 vs. UTF-8 or things like that. Check what is the encoding of PDF and set HTML the same encoding.

Can you copy that word with quotes and paste it on a word processor / plain text editor?
Does it look weird, too?

By the way. Those characters look so special that simple "replace string"-function in any text editor would do the trick hands down fast comparing the effort figuring out the the problem and possible solution.

Note, check also the font used. If possible use same font.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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Dear Hernep, i am really thank you so much,

and i am a freshman in this field. can you tell me how can i found the "encoding" of a pdf.
i would appreciate your help so much, for i really want to learn this. Thanks again,
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:43 AM   #4
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I downloaded, used and uninstalled one software which converted pdf to html without line breaks. I forgot from where I got it on mobileread and need it now. It says "X pages parsed" at end of conversion and creates html in same folder of pdf.

Someone plz redirect me.
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