search PDFs with non-standard character encodings

Posted by Hugh Allen on Super User See other posts from Super User or by Hugh Allen
Published on 2010-03-13T03:05:41Z Indexed on 2010/03/13 3:07 UTC
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Some PDF files produce garbage ("mojibake") when you copy text. This makes it impossible to search them (whatever you search for will not match the garbage). Does anyone have an easy workaround?

An example: TEAC TV manual EU2816STF

BTW: I am using Adobe Reader - perhaps an alternative viewer might help?

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