The problem is that the characters inside the PDF look very akward! They are Is there a specific Arabic font I can use to resolve this? Any help. want to get Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Arabic language pack. Visit my custom- made PDF scripts website: Contact me personally. However, from my understanding, there a very few Arabic fonts that are set up for PDF's sepcfically. However, there is only one font that does this for both.

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salams. I'm looking for arabic fonts which are compatible with adobe acrobat, the default ones like arabic transparent, simplified arabic and the. This collection contains 14 free Arabic fonts. Fonts can Foxit Reader is a very lightweight and free PDF fi. Free PDF to Word Converter – This easy-to-use ap. Unfortunately for you, the pdf file your are trying to look does not embed its fonts, so you need to have them properly installed on your system.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. I also tried other PDF programs but I just get messed up letters. Unfortunately for you, the pdf file your are trying to look does not embed its fonts, so you need to have them properly installed on your system from other sources. If you have the possibility maybe it can be a good idea to ask to the producer of the pdf to give you a version with embedded fonts. Install the traditional Arabic font. Download here and double click to install the font. Check used fonts from Menu: Install them manually or most used ones using the command below. But note, Some font will not work even so, because they have a strict distribution license to be used only within Windows OS.

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The I think unicode characters for the Arabic text seem to have either been corrupted in the process or they've lost any mapping to the Arabic fonts.

Text that should have been on the same row of two different rows is instead placed in two different columns of the same row.

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This is a minor annoyance that I can easily work around, and perhaps you tool already has a fix for this that I haven't discovered. Below is the full output generated by the above command. Interestingly, in the beginning part of the file line 3 and a bit of line 4 you can at least recognize the Arabic letters.

However, again there are two issues:. Thanks for the detailed report ZainRizvi!

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I tried copying and pasting the arabic text from the PDF into a text editor and got boxes instead of arabic characters. Can you give me an example of this and help me understand this better?

Perhaps you mean "same column of two different rows"? The order of the letters has been flipped around. This is probably due to the fact that Arabic reads from right to left. I suspect PDFminer gave Camelot the letters in the "correct" left to right order, but Camelot, not being aware that the letters should be read in the opposite order, flipped the order around.

You are correct, Camelot sorts the characters just as they would appear in english text. This is a bug, let me work out a fix for this. I'm not very familiar with the PDF format. If the ToUnicode map is incorrect for those characters then how do PDF readers manage to render those characters correctly?

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Is there some custom font embedded into the PDF which described how to convert each character? The ToUnicode map contains a mapping of each font glyph to a corresponding unicode character. This mapping is broken in the PDF above. The PDF reader knows where to place each font glyph using the specified x,y coordinates. From some visual pattern matching, I can tell that the text is extracted in the correct right-to-left reading order.

Camelot uses text lines computed by PDFMiner and assigns them to specific cells. Even if PDFMiner creates text lines by combining individual characters in left-to-right order, the final result should be correct when read in right-to-left order. Correct me if I'm wrong here.

Also, I added a test for the PDF mentioned in the comment above. Strangely, when I see this list in the terminal, it looks fine, but the order is messed up when viewing in VS Code or Github. Can you also post the code snippet that you're using? Skip to content.