Poppler is a PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base.

What's with the name?

Contact

Discuss poppler on the poppler mailing list, or visit the #poppler irc channel on irc.freenode.org.

Download

The latest stable release is poppler-0.80.0.tar.xz, released on August 22, 2019:

Release 0.80.0:
        core:
         * Annotations: Implement support for setting a different text in the appearance stream than the real text
         * Splash: Optionally use small_vector from boost
         * Fix memory leaks on broken files
         * Fix abort on broken files
         * Small code simplifications
         * Remove USE_FIXEDPOINT support. Issue #821

        qt5:
         * Fix MSVC build
         * Add subsitute-font information
         * Fix since marker of some functions
         * Fix leak when aborting text extraction
         * Small code simplifications

        glib:
         * Make print scaling getter visible
         * Make Duplex/NumCopies/PrintPageRange preference available in API
         * Implement Movie API

        utils:
         * pdftotext: Add -nodiag flag to remove diagonal text on output

        build system:
         * Mark external lib include dirs as SYSTEM

The tarball has been signed (.sig file) by Albert Astals Cid CA262C6C83DE4D2FB28A332A3A6A4DB839EAA6D7.

Besides poppler you are also going to need poppler encoding data: poppler-data-0.4.9.tar.gz, released on April 24, 2018.

Previous poppler releases are available here.

Git

Poppler is developed using git. To clone the repository use the following command:

git clone https://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/poppler/poppler.git

or browse (via cgit) (via gitlab) the repository. Please send patches via gitlab merge requests.

Documentation

Poppler comes with multiple frontends (APIs): cpp, glib and qt5. Following is a list of already generated documentation. You can always generate up to date documentation from the source code.

Wiki

Poppler Wiki.

TODO

Check out the bugs filed against poppler and the issues found by oss-fuzz.

Bugs

Use gitlab to report bugs or suggest enhancements.

If you have documents that don't render properly with poppler, please open a bug and attach the PDF file there, if possible.

Continuous Integration

We run continuous integration via the gitlab CI on:

There are a few non official CI too:

Packaged Versions

This is a non-complete list of packaged versions of poppler and poppler-data.

poppler

Packaging status

poppler-data

Packaging status