[potentially OT] UN resolutions in opaque PDF format

Andreas K. Foerster list at AKFoerster.de
Tue Oct 31 06:37:31 UTC 2006

Am Montag, dem 30. Okt 2006 schrieb David Picon Alvarez:

> I study international public law and I recently had to check out some UN
> resolutions. It turns out that they are in PDF format, not in html or plain
> text, and the PDFs do not contain text but only pixels. This is very
> unfortunate from several points of view, although the most obvious one is
> accessibility. I don't know whether FSFE is the right forum to raise this
> up, but, after telling me "the world is mine" it's a bit unfortunate I can't
> read the resolutions in question.

I am not sure, whether I really understand, what your problem is.
But are you aware, that there are several good PDF-readers, which
actually are free software?

Have a look at xpdf: 

You can also print PDF files directly through ghostscript.

And you can also create PDF files using ghostscript or pdfTeX or


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