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I'm trying to recreate a couple of charts from the print edition of a publication from a PDF of it. The text is all text, so I'm just looking for font names and a good way to get the colors out of the chart images.

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There are commercial tools for this for use with Adobe Acrobat, but they don't work on Linux. Here you can try e.g. pdffonts. –  Martin Schröder Feb 7 at 13:29

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Try opening it in gedit or your text editor and peeking at the source. There should be declarations of what's being used.

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Now I'm curious about the possibilities to grep a binary file, but opening it in vim and searching for "FontName" and "FontFamily" did the trick. –  Amanda Feb 6 at 13:47

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