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FWIW, I tried using CAM::PDF:
$pdf = new CAM::PDF 'Jim Schueler.pdf' ;
print $pdf->getPageText(1) ;
The results are about the same.
Also got the same results using PDF::API3::Compat::API2
I notice that CAM::PDF has a canCopy() method that sets permission to copy. Have you tried it?
Alternative e.g. Carob
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