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-0.48.0.tar.xz, released on October 8, 2016:

         * Fix crashes and memory leaks in invalid files.
         * Small memory usage improvements.
         * TextOutputDev: Remove null characters from PDF text. Bug #97144
         * TextOutputDev: Break words on all whitespace characters. Bug #97399
         * Fix UTF16 decoding of document outline title. Bug #97156
         * Add functions for named destination name in name-tree/dict

         * Increase glib requirement to 2.41

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

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.