pdfsandwich - Tool to generate "sandwich" OCR pdf files

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename pdfsandwich_0.1.7-1_amd64.deb
Package name pdfsandwich
Package version 0.1.7
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/text
Homepage http://www.tobias-elze.de/pdfsandwich/index.html
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 260.82 KB
Installed size 1.03 MB
pdfsandwich generates "sandwich" OCR pdf files, i.e. pdf files which contain
only images (no text) will be processed by optical character recognition (OCR)
and the text will be added to each page invisibly "behind" the images.
pdfsandwich is a command line tool which is supposed to be useful to OCR
scanned books or journals.
It is able to recognize the page layout even for multicolumn text.
Essentially, pdfsandwich is a wrapper script which calls the following
binaries: convert, unpaper, gs (only for psd resizing), hocr2pdf (for
tesseract < 3.03), and tesseract.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pdfsandwich_0.1.7-1_i386.deb 0.1.7 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pdfsandwich - - -


Name Value
exactimage -
ghostscript -
imagemagick -
libc6 >= 2.17
poppler-utils -
tesseract-ocr >= 3.00
unpaper -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package pdfsandwich_0.1.7-1_amd64.deb
Source Package pdfsandwich

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pdfsandwich deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pdfsandwich




2018-08-23 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- remove 02-fix-903026.patch -- implemented by upstream in new version
- Rework 03-spelling-fixes.patch -- applied upstream partially.
* Bump S-V to 4.2.0 (added Requires-Root to d/control).
2018-07-27 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.6-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/control: repository moved to gitlab.
* Add patch to put temporary files into own tmpdir with the proper
permsissions. (Closes: #903026, #868934)
* Bump S-V to 4.1.5 -- no changes
* Update d/copyright: years and secure URI
* Bump compat level to 11
* Add spelling fixing patch
2017-01-25 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Bump to d/compat level 10 and update B-D version on debhelper to >10
2016-09-12 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Really uploading to unstable now.
2016-09-11 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.5-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release, upload to unstable. (Closes: #802233)
* B-D on ocaml-nox only
* Add Depends on poppler-utils, as upstream migrates to it
* Update binary package description and synopsis.
* Update years in d/copyright
* Bump S-V -- no changes
* Replace VCS-* Links with https:// versions.
2015-11-21 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.4-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* B-D on ocaml-native-compilers to see if this enables more archs.
* Targeting experimental for this.
2015-09-28 - Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org>
pdfsandwich (0.1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #799129)

See Also

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pdftk-java_3.0.2-2_all.deb pdftk port to java - a tool for manipulating PDF documents
pdftk_2.02-5_amd64.deb transitional package for pdftk, a tool for manipulating PDF documents
pdftoipe_7.2.7.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb converts arbitrary PDF file to XML file readable by Ipe
pdi2iso_0.1-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb Instant Copy image to ISO image file converter
pdl_2.019-5build1_amd64.deb perl data language: Perl extensions for numerics
pdlzip_1.10-3_amd64.deb data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm (simple version)
pdmenu_1.3.4build1_amd64.deb simple console menu program
pdns-backend-bind_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb BIND backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-geoip_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb geoip backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-ldap_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb LDAP backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-lua_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb Lua backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-mydns_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb MyDNS compatibility backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-mysql_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb generic MySQL backend for PowerDNS
pdns-backend-odbc_4.1.6-1build1_amd64.deb generic UnixODBC backend for PowerDNS