[Corpora-List] Covert Arabic PDF to txt for corpus use

reham marzouk marzoukreham at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 13:31:55 CEST 2020

Hi Mai, I hope you you are fine. I prefer to use OCR too. Just convert the PDF files into images and use one such as Tesseract. It is free and Its recent versions show a good performance with Arabic characters.

Best, Reham

‫في الجمعة، 10 أبريل 2020 في 12:47 م تمت كتابة ما يلي بواسطة ‪Serge Heiden‬‏ <‪slh at ens-lyon.fr‬‏>:‬

> Hi Mai,
> The PDF formats are designed for printing, not for managing words and
> their characters (it excels in font management and rendering).
> I don't know any software able to convert reliably any PDF to text in
> French, English or Arabic.
> Generally, I start with pdftotext on Linux and if it doesn't work I go to
> OCR.
> Best,
> Serge
> Le 10/04/2020 à 12:09, Mai Zaki a écrit :
> Hi all,
> Can anyone recommend a reliable and accurate way that can con convert PDF
> files in Arabic to text files (for Mac) to be used by corpus analysis
> software. I tried several types of software (the free trial version) with a
> sample to see if it works but they all failed miserably, I even tried the
> PDF converter package on R Studio, it worked with one file but not the
> other, and when it worked it still needed quite some editing. I am willing
> to pay to get a professional software to do it but I need to be sure that
> it actually works.
> Any advice is deeply appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mai Zaki
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