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

What's with the name?


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

Poppler Wiki.


The latest stable release is poppler-0.40.0.tar.xz, released on January 13, 2016:

         * CairoOutputDev: Use shape mask with soft mask. Bug #91931
         * TextOutputDev: Handle right-to-left text in search
         * TextOutputDev: Fix finding Arabic Presentation Forms ligatures
         * Fix crash in invalid file. Bug #93476
         * Regression test improvements

         * pdftocairo: fix writing to stdout out with image output
         * pdftocairo: document that -singlefile appends file type. Bug #86254
         * pdftocairo: ensure surface flushed before accessing image data
         * pdftocairo: check for invalid use of options. Bug #92195
         * pdfunite: Fix typo in manual

        build system:
         * Improve cmake build system

Besides poppler you are also going to need poppler encoding data: poppler-data-0.4.7.tar.gz (released Aug 12, 2014).

Previous poppler releases are available here.

Poppler is available from git. To clone the repository use the following command:

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

or browse the repository with cgit.


See TODO or check out the bugs filed against poppler.


Use bugzilla to report bugs or suggest enhancements. The component is poppler.

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