[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 125150] PDF files are not searchable

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Fri Jan 12 23:20:09 CET 2007

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         Resolution|                            |WORKSFORME

------- Additional Comments From pfeifle kde org  2007-01-12 23:20 -------
Mark, Greg, Phil:

This should work!

However, you need to enable font embedding into PostScript files. To be sure, enable it first for Qt. (Run "qtconfig")

Then enable it in KDEPrint as well. Run "kaddprinterwizard --kdeconfig", click "Fonts" in left column, configure it...

Last, once you've selected the (special) printer in the print dialog "Print to file (PDF)", click "Properties", go to "Driver Settings" tab. Set "Embed all fonts", "Embed complete font" and "Maxiumum subset" to 1 (!!!).

It may fail with older Ghostscript versions. It should work with newer ones, like ESP Ghostscript 8.15.

See attached screenshots. They show how I access this very site with Konqueror, print it to PDF and open the result in kpdf, searching it for "searchable".

It may fail with various websites, using fonts that are not available for embedding (which may be replaced by your system with pixmap fonts, that are not really searchable). One such example for me+mySystem is Google (which I didn't really have time yet to investigate the details for).


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