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Re: PDF content and visuals testing best practices

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Dec 20, 2013 at 14:31 UTC ( #1067952=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PDF content and visuals testing best practices

Yes, you can use packages such as PDF::API3 to “dumpster-dive” quite a ways into the “guts” of a PDF file, but if you can identify defects from the text content of the file, your ugly approach might be the most cost-effective.   The content of a PDF can be very beastly unpredictable, making it difficult to write reliable logic to track down problems.

And in appropriate status meetings, keep oh-so politely mentioning the o$t of the fact that this system is still not working as the business should have reason to expect.   Every hour spent ... opportunity costs ...

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[Tux]: None work for me. My dead key is AltGr (right Alt)
[Tux]: And I just tested, neither do other Tk apps :) (95% of my Tk Apps is either just monitoring (no input) or input of just numbers). Something to investigate then
[choroba]: Maybe something like this?
[choroba]: I vaguely remember we had problems with dead keys in Tk at $work - 2, but I forgot all the details
[choroba]: but it was worse on MSWin than on Linux
[choroba]: (and OSX didn't exist yet)
[choroba]: Also, I'd try starting the App with the US layout and switch to the dead keys layout later

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