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.TH DJVUTXT 1 "10/11/2001" "DjVuLibre-3.5" "DjVuLibre-3.5"
.de SS
.SH \\0\\0\\0\\$*
djvutxt \- Extract the hidden text from DjVu documents.

.BI "djvutxt [" options "] " "inputdjvufile" " [" outputtxtfile "]"

.B djvutxt
decodes the hidden text layer of a DjVu document 
.I inputdjvufile
and prints it into file
.I outputtxtfile
or on the standard output.
The hidden text layer is usually generated with 
the help of an optical character recognition software.

Without options
.BR -detail
.BR -escape ,
this program simply outputs the UTF-8 text.
.BR -detail
cause the output of S-expressions
describing the text and its location.
.BR -escape
uses C-style escape sequences to represent
nonprintable non-ASCII characters.

.BI "--page=" "pagespec"
Specify which pages should be processed.
When this option is not specified,
the text of all pages of the documents is
concatenated into the output file.
The page specification
.I pagespec 
contains one or more comma-separated page ranges.
A page range is either a page number, 
or two page numbers separated by a dash.
For instance, specification
.BR "1-10" 
outputs pages 1 to 10, and specification
.BR "1,3,99999-4"
outputs pages 1 and 3, followed by all the document
pages in reverse order up to page 4.
.BI "--detail=" "keyword"
This options causes
.B djvutxt
to output S-expressions 
specifying the position of the text in the page.
See the manual page
.BR djvused (1)
for a description of the output format.
.I keyword
specifies the maximum level of detail
for which text location is reported.
The recognized values are:
.BR page ", " column ", " region ", " para ", "
.BR line ", " word ", and " char "."
All other values are interpreted as 
.BR char .
.BI "--escape"
Output escape sequences of the form
.BI \ "ooo"
for all non ASCII or non printable UTF-8 
characters and for the backslash character.

Use program
.BR djvused (1)
for more control over the text layer.

This program was initially written by 
Andrei Erofeev <> and
was then improved Bill Riemers <> 
and many others. It was then rewritten to use the 
ddjvuapi by Leon Bottou <>.

.BR djvu (1),
.BR djvused (1)