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C library for PDF creation?

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Hi,

Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
other than PDFLib? [ PDFLib is good but it puts a watermark across the
PDF output. ]

I'm looking for such a library to use for:

1. Porting my xtopdf PDF creation/conversion toolkit - see
http://www.dancingbison.com/services.html - from Python to C, for
reasons of a) possibly better performance, b) being able to wrap the
ported code as a Ruby/C extension, so that I can then generate PDF from
Ruby. [I do know about Ruby's PDF::Writer, but am exploring different
ways of doing the same thing].

2. Doing PDF generation from C.

Both the above points are part of my overall plan of extending xtopdf
in different dimensions (more features, ports to more languages, etc.).

Thanks
Vasudev
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Jul 17 '06 #1
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On 17 Jul 2006 09:59:07 -0700, "vasudevram" <va********@gmail.com>
wrote in comp.lang.c:
>
Hi,

Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
other than PDFLib? [ PDFLib is good but it puts a watermark across the
PDF output. ]
[snip]

Third party libraries are off-topic here. Try http://www.google.com.

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Jul 18 '06 #2

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vasudevram wrote:
Hi,

Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
other than PDFLib? [ PDFLib is good but it puts a watermark across the
PDF output. ]
GPL Ghostscript is free software that does PDF creation amongst other
functions. You may be able to adapt the C source code for use as a
library. In fact, there is a library interface described in its
documentation.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/gnu/7.05/Lib.htm

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Simon.
Jul 18 '06 #3

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Simon Biber wrote:
>
GPL Ghostscript is free software that does PDF creation amongst other
functions. You may be able to adapt the C source code for use as a
library. In fact, there is a library interface described in its
documentation.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/gnu/7.05/Lib.htm

--
Simon.
Sounds like a possibility. Thank you!

Vasudev

Jul 18 '06 #4

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"vasudevram" <va********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@35g2000cwc.googlegrou ps.com...
>
Hi,

Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
other than PDFLib? [ PDFLib is good but it puts a watermark across the
PDF output. ]

I'm looking for such a library to use for:
Just happened to be mentioned on alt.comp.freeware:

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/urz/pdf/pdfutils.html

It lists libraries in various computer languages and basic
information on PDF format.
--- W H G
Jul 18 '06 #5

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W H G wrote:
"vasudevram" <va********@gmail.comwrote in message
Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
Just happened to be mentioned on alt.comp.freeware:

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/urz/pdf/pdfutils.html

It lists libraries in various computer languages and basic
information on PDF format.
Thanks! Will check it out.
Vasudev
http://www.dancingbison.com
PDF conversion toolkit:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtopdf

Jul 19 '06 #6

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Well, he did ask if there is a C library involve, which is related to C
language..So cut him some slack..

Jack Klein wrote:
On 17 Jul 2006 09:59:07 -0700, "vasudevram" <va********@gmail.com>
wrote in comp.lang.c:

Hi,

Is there any C library (free software or open source) for PDF creation,
other than PDFLib? [ PDFLib is good but it puts a watermark across the
PDF output. ]

[snip]

Third party libraries are off-topic here. Try http://www.google.com.

--
Jack Klein
Home: http://JK-Technology.Com
FAQs for
comp.lang.c http://c-faq.com/
comp.lang.c++ http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite/
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++
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Jul 19 '06 #7

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fu********@gmail.com writes:
Well, he did ask if there is a C library involve, which is related to C
language..So cut him some slack..
Please don't top-post. See <http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html>.

If by "cut him some slack" you mean we should have tried to answer is
question, that's not a good idea. Most of us here know about the C
programming language; we don't necessarily know anything about
third-party libraries. If the OP wants information, he's far better
off asking in a forum where people actually know what he's asking
about.

This newsgroup has a long-standing set of conventions about what's
topical and what isn't, and there are good reasons for these
conventions. For a good introduction to this newsgroup, see
<http://clc-wiki.net/wiki/Introduction_to_comp.lang.c>.

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We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Jul 19 '06 #8

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fu********@gmail.com wrote:
Well, he did ask if there is a C library involve, which is related to
C language..So cut him some slack..
Please don't top-post.


Brian
Jul 19 '06 #9

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