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Re: PDF files and dh_compress

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 02:21:37AM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>> I am strongly against compressing PDFs

> To add insult to injury, PDF 1.5 introduces ``object streams'' which
> allow compressing arbitrarily long chunks of a PDF file without
> giving up the random-access properties of PDF.  All current Free PDF
> readers grok PDF 1.5, although as far as I know no Free software can
> produce PDF 1.5 object streams.

Usually, when I get problems with xpdf on a PDF, it is a PDF
1.5. Either it simply doesn't work, or very slowly, or text search
doesn't work in the PDF.


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