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Hi all,

I need to use an pdf viewer on embedded linux to open a pdf file on embedded Hardware SVDU-2.
open source libraries are availble for this purpose but most of them needed windowing system like X11/GNOME/KDE and all these are not supported by currently used Hardware i.e. SVDU-2.

so i need open source or library which dont need X11 etc for windowing system.

any other suggestion for opening a pdf on embedded linux with SVDU will be appreciated.

Please let me know if my question need more clarification.

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Solution 1

AFAIK, You can't display PDF in its original form without having any kind of window management system. If your device only supports text based console, then you can try parsing your pdf and displaying only the text from it.
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Solution 2

Ok thanks for the answer..
it means that this soluton is not feasible so we should look for other optons.
one more opton i thaught is that we can convert pdf into html through parsing and as we are using some browser so we can display pdf in html form.
does this soluton seems feasible..?
HimanshuJoshi 12-Oct-10 23:33pm
If browser is supported then I guess there is some kind of window management system, which might not be compatible with x window system; but if that's the case then you can try writing your own pdf display library or try to port some open source pdf library to that system.

Also a piece of advice, do not post your reply as answer, post it as comment like I did.
vikas choudhry 12-Oct-10 23:50pm
ok i understood.
but as most of open source library needs x11 system and this x11 is not supported on svdu-2.
but how do you feel that the way of convertng pdf to html and then display in browser will work..??
HimanshuJoshi 14-Oct-10 13:12pm
One can only know by trying.

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