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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-724

PDF text sometimes has extra space between letters

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.0
    • Component/s: parser
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      Description

      I have a PDF with simple text "Here is some formatted text", but when
      I extract with Tika I get extra spaces inserted:

      H e re  i s  so me  fo rma tte d  te x t
      

      When I created the text in this PDF (I used the PDFpen tool on OS X),
      I set the style of the text to "loosen" (ie, increase space slightly
      between the letters), so I think Tika (PDFBox) is trying to "respect"
      that whitespace, but it'd be nice to turn this off (if it won't mess
      up other places where we DO want the whitespace).

      When I copy/paste the text is copied correctly.

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        1. TIKA-724.patch
          6 kB
          Michael McCandless
        2. extraSpaces.pdf
          20 kB
          Michael McCandless

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              • Assignee:
                mikemccand Michael McCandless
                Reporter:
                mikemccand Michael McCandless
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