Bug 28076 - pdftohtml: RTL text generated backwards
Summary: pdftohtml: RTL text generated backwards
Status: RESOLVED MOVED
Alias: None
Product: poppler
Classification: Unclassified
Component: cairo backend (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
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Assignee: poppler-bugs
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Reported: 2010-05-12 05:04 UTC by Nezmer
Modified: 2018-08-21 11:07 UTC (History)
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Description Nezmer 2010-05-12 05:04:58 UTC
"pdftohtml" seems to generate RTL text backwards. It's like (abc) is generated (cba). You can read the generated text from LTR but that's not convenient ;)

"pdftotext" is behaving correctly.
Comment 1 kirillkh 2010-12-17 09:09:11 UTC
I'm seeing the same issue with poppler-utils 0.12.4 (Ubuntu 10.04.1).

Workaround for Hebrew: convert with "-enc ISO-8859-8". However, that discards all non-Hebrew Unicode characters (such as those used in math).

Simply reversing the Hebrew words in the output doesn't help, since the order of words in a sentence is also backwards.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-21 11:07:21 UTC
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