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Re: Looking for a PDF reader

On Fri, Apr 24, 1998 at 11:20:09AM +0300, Heikki Vatiainen wrote:
> If you try to view an encrypted PDF file with Ghostscript (using gv or 
> ghostview as a front end) and get an error message, see 
> http://www.ozemail.com.au/%7Egeoffk/pdfencrypt/.

There are now PDF decryption patches for xpdf. I have an xpdf-i package
which I will upload to non-us very soon; for now, you can get it at


The decryption patches are maintained (and must be) outside the USofA,
so it has to go in non-us.

Unfortunately there seems to be no free PDF viewing solution yet --
Acrobat Reader is clearly non-free, xpdf is unfortunately not DFSG-compliant,
and ghostscript 4+ is required, which are also non-free.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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