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I'm a single developer trying to develop an Android app to convert PDF to ePub. I already have a prototype working for Windows in C#, and for that I used iText library.

Problem is, C# version of iText 7 cannot be used in Xamarin because there is no System.Drawing implementation in Mono. So I need a library that:

  1. Extract chunks of text with its coordinates from PDF (pdf doesn't know words or sentences, that's why I used "chunks of text");
  2. Extract font's name to get info about italic or bold;
  3. Extract images with its coordinates from PDF;
  4. Can work with Xamarin;
  5. Is free.

I also make contact with syncfusion, but they told me that their product currently doesn't support all my requirements.

  • Unless your application is open source, iText is not free either. – iPDFdev Feb 20 '18 at 12:57
  • @iPDFdev, yeah I'm aware of that, although I would like to keep the code closed, I'm willing to open source it, so aglp libraries can fulfill my requirements. – Magnetron Feb 20 '18 at 16:43
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The XFINIUM.PDF library supports requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Disclaimer: I work for the company that develops XFINIUM.PDF.

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