Global Search text in PDFs

I do have running a raspberry with my own ktor server and an always open obsidian instance anyway, so this probably would have a lot of use to me if it works better than the current alternatives :slight_smile:

I think most of the limitations of building the search feature is no more limitation.

@WhiteNoise support for searching in native pdf is available now. The issue is closed with complete status.

@scambier Looks like Live Text API is available for developers now, not sure if it’s only for cameras or available outside as well.

I think we have more options available now to implement a better search. Those who have time please revisit this issue and give your suggestions. Let’s make a step toward a better pdf search in obsidian.

@Dor @CharlieP @Bjaux @Blubloos @scambier

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Apple Forum suggests that Live Text is available for PDFKit

I don’t know how google drive is doing it but it works really fine. It works on .doc and .docx files as well. I’d like to have this feature in Obsidian. Hope I’m not necroposting.


What about converting all PDFs to md? The question is, what is the

Local search (ctrl/cmd-f) in pdf is now possible with the new pdf viewer. This FR remains open of global search.