Is the "pdftotext" program used when extracting
the OCR text layer from a PDF file?
In this book,
it seems that using "pdftotext -raw" would produce
a better result than the current one.
If you download the source PDF file and try to run
pdftotext with and without the -raw option, you
will see a difference in how some very boldface
words are produced: H e l l o (without -raw) and
Hello (with -raw), respectively;
and also in the column separation of some pages,
e.g. page 81 (De Roster--Herborn), where Dyck
is followed by E (with -raw) or G (without -raw).
The man page for pdftotext says -raw is deprecated,
but I don't understand why, as it produces the
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Projekt Runeberg - fri nordisk litteratur - http://runeberg.org/