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  1. PDFBox
  2. PDFBOX-3677

NullPointerException in Type1Parser.read


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.3, 2.0.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.5, 3.0.0 PDFBox
    • Component/s: FontBox
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    • Environment:
      Windows 10, java version "1.8.0_25"


      Text extraction from certain PDFs is not possible and PDF Box responses with NullPointerException. Text extraction from same PDF with version 1.8.13 is working.

      Originally the issue was discovered while using the newest Apache Tika 1.14 library. I can not down-grade to PDF Box 1.8.13 with Apache Tika 1.14.

      Unfortunately I can not provide the PDFs that fail to you. However, I did some testing and found out that “Token token = lexer.nextToken();” return Null.

      Feb 07, 2017 12:17:40 PM org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDType1Font <init>
      SEVERE: Can't read the embedded Type1 font AAAAAB+Arial-BoldMT
      java.io.IOException: Found token=null but expected NAME

      Caused by: java.io.EOFException
      at org.apache.pdfbox.io.ScratchFileBuffer.seek(ScratchFileBuffer.java:302)
      at org.apache.pdfbox.pdfparser.COSParser.checkXRefOffset(COSParser.java:1177)
      at org.apache.pdfbox.pdfparser.COSParser.parseXref(COSParser.java:202)


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              • Assignee:
                tilman Tilman Hausherr
                guebeli Manuel Gübeli
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