This is the wiki page of the Poppler project. The homepage is at http://poppler.freedesktop.org.

Internal library documentation

There is currently very little documentation for the intenal library. Read the code and if you have suggestions to improve the documentation please contact the team with your suggested changes.

Suggested Fontconfig font substitutions

Poppler is using fontconfig (unless built with the win32 font configuration option) to do the font searching on the system for fonts that are not embedded into the pdf files. This is a list of recommended font substitutions that distributions/users should have in their fontconfig configuration

Font A -> Font B
Symbol -> Standard Symbols L
ZapfDingbats -> Dingbats

To do the substitution use

    <family>Font A</family>
    <accept><family>Font B</family></accept>

If that does not work for you use

<match target="pattern">
 <test name="family">
  <string>Font A</string>
 <edit name="family" mode="prepend" binding="same">
  <string>Font B</string>

but what you should do is warn your distribution to improve their default fontconfig configuration

Both fonts come in the Free Type1 URW fonts package and is very probable distributions already ship it.

Non exhaustive list of programs using poppler

Name URL Frontend
evince http://www.gnome.org/projects/evince/ glib
Okular http://okular.kde.org Qt5
ePDFView http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview/ glib
LocoPDF http://github.com/quickhand/locopdf/ none
GIMP http://www.gimp.org/ none
qAllInOne http://qallinone.sourceforge.net/ Qt5
qpdfview https://launchpad.net/qpdfview Qt5

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