Re: Files / Search not working #files



I wonder if on the older PDFs the text was stored using the old
standard single-byte (ASCII) character sets, and in some newer PDFs
the text us stored as Unicode (multi-byte) characters?
PDF files are typically compressed (like zip files). Moreover, the characters are not always encoded as either ASCII or Unicode. So it typically takes some special purpose code to make the content searchable. Later versions of Windows have that built-in, earlier versions required a plug-in to explorer's search indexer.

So being unable to search content of a PDF file would not be a surprise, rather it would be a surprise to find one where the text content is searchable in plain text.


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