Can I copy/paste Python code?

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Wed Jul 22 23:23:55 CEST 2015


On 22.07.2015 16:53, Grant Edwards wrote:
> It's not Adobe's fault.  PDF isn't _supposed_ to allow the reader to
> change the format.  It's the fault of people who are chosing to
> generate PDF documents when they should be using something else.

Classic PDF, yes. It is essentially a vector drawing format with 
capabilities for font embedding etc. to ensure the identical rendering 
everywhere.

> Asking for PDF to allow the user to change the way the document looks
> is like asking for gasoline that isn't flammable.

There is an enhancement called "tagged PDF", which allows the text to 
reflow. This was invented by Adobe exactly for that purpose, to display 
text for disabled people etc.

> That's _exactly_ what HTML was supposed to be.

Not a bad choice either.

	Christian


More information about the Python-list mailing list