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-0.44.0.tar.xz, released on May 21, 2016:

         * Fix Compile in 32bit linux. Bug #95492
         * Splash: type 3 chars. restore the current position also in output device. Bug #95344
         * Splash: Improve rendering of some dotted lines. Bug #84693
         * Refactor GooString::Set(). Bug #94201
         * Fix typo in GfxPatchMeshShading::parse
         * Fix memory leak in PSOutputDev::filterPSLabel
         * Fix memory leak in SignatureHandler::getDefaultFirefoxCertDB_Linux
         * Fix potential crash in SplashOutputDev::doUpdateFont
         * Fix potential crash in TextPage::coalesce
         * Remove call that does nothing

         * pdftocairo: add -antialias option. Bug #94977

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.