Copying and pasting from a PDF in Hindi
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Egor Shapurov  Identity Verified
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Sep 18

Hello everyone!

I have a PDF of a rather popular fiction book in Hindi, which I would really like to read, and there seems to be a problem with it.

When I try to copy and paste any text from it, I only get garbage like this:

fizfoV Mªkbo ds edku uacj pkj esa jgus okys feLVj vkSj felst+ MLyhZ xoZ ls dgrs Fks ge rks iwjh rjg lkekU;yksx gSaA dksbZ lksp Hkh ugha ldrk Fkk fd ;g yksx fdlh jgL;e;h ;k vthc pht+ esa my> ldrs Fks] D;ksafd os blrjg dh csrqdh ckrksa l
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Hello everyone!

I have a PDF of a rather popular fiction book in Hindi, which I would really like to read, and there seems to be a problem with it.

When I try to copy and paste any text from it, I only get garbage like this:

fizfoV Mªkbo ds edku uacj pkj esa jgus okys feLVj vkSj felst+ MLyhZ xoZ ls dgrs Fks ge rks iwjh rjg lkekU;yksx gSaA dksbZ lksp Hkh ugha ldrk Fkk fd ;g yksx fdlh jgL;e;h ;k vthc pht+ esa my> ldrs Fks] D;ksafd os blrjg dh csrqdh ckrksa ls nwj jgrs FksA

What do I do wrong wrong? Is it a problem with the PDF, or with my computer? I have tried literally everything I could think of, which included, among other things, installing an authentic Hindi version of Windows on my backup laptop, and it just does not work - the same way as the /free/ OCR software does not work for the Devanagari script.

PS: I am still looking for any Western fiction translated into Hindi which I can read from my computer in any format that supports the copy and paste function, preferably something from the XIX or the beginning of the XX century, and would be very grateful for any suggestions of where I can find/buy one.

Thank you very much in advance.
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The text is perhaps in a TTF (True Type Font) Sep 19

One of the possible and perhaps the main reasons is that the Hindi text is in a TTF font and you should have that font installed in your computer so as to view the Hindi text.

I pasted the garbled text provided by you in a Word file, selected the entire text and then applied Kruti Dev 016 and the entire text is very much legible now. You may search online and find and install it which will fix the issue.

[Edited at 2019-09-19 01:15 GMT]


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Link for clarification Sep 19

Just for clarification, you can paste your document here and see.
I pasted & was elegible to read it in Hindi. You can also try.

Link:

http://rajbhasha.net/drupal514/Kruti%20Dev%20Hindi%20typing%20with%20Mangal%20Unicode%20Converter

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If you want it to work on all applications, then you
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Just for clarification, you can paste your document here and see.
I pasted & was elegible to read it in Hindi. You can also try.

Link:

http://rajbhasha.net/drupal514/Kruti%20Dev%20Hindi%20typing%20with%20Mangal%20Unicode%20Converter

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If you want it to work on all applications, then you'll have to change your text into unicode format. Unicode format (universal accepted format) is supported by most applications. In MS Word, mangal font gives you unicode format.

Note: if the format of text is not in unicode, then it will be shown like garbage or unknown script.



[Edited at 2019-09-19 05:16 GMT]
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PDF conversion Sep 19

The TTFs are so unique that even if you run them through ABBYY FineReader, you won't get any results. You will get the same garbled text.

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Yay life Sep 19

You are wonderful, people - it works now!

Thank you very much!


 

Egor Shapurov  Identity Verified
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Ebook repositories suggestions Sep 21

Do you also know any websites where I can download ebooks in Hindi? Especially the ones I can copy and paste from right now - thank you very much for telling me how to do that!

It can also be a paid resource. I am mostly looking for fiction and scientific/human sciences literature.

Thank you very much in advance.


 

Ajay Yadav  Identity Verified
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Helpful E-book links Sep 22

https://www.bhaskar.com/news/HNDV-infog-hindi-diwas-top-best-websites-to-download-hindi-ebooks-pdf-free-5690636-NOR.html




[Edited at 2019-09-22 07:21 GMT]


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A large number of books ... Sep 23

from various libraries in India was scanned under the auspices of the Digital Library of India a few years back and made available online. This included a large collection of mostly out of copyright books in Hindi. The DLI website seems to have been abandoned without any notice but it seems that much of the collection was moved to https://archive.org . The quality of the scans is uneven and the names of authors, ... See more
from various libraries in India was scanned under the auspices of the Digital Library of India a few years back and made available online. This included a large collection of mostly out of copyright books in Hindi. The DLI website seems to have been abandoned without any notice but it seems that much of the collection was moved to https://archive.org . The quality of the scans is uneven and the names of authors, titles and keywords have been transliterated inconsistently, so search can be a bit hit-and-miss, but it is an excellent resource all the same. For example, it has the entire Premchand Rachanavali.

Since these are page images, you won't be able to copy-and-paste.

[Edited at 2019-09-23 14:05 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-09-23 14:05 GMT]
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Thank you! Sep 23

Thank you for your suggestions, now I finally feel like I have enough of material to work with.

 


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