iText kernel.jar Source Code

kernel.jar is a component in iText Java library to provide low-level functionalities. iText Java library allows you to generate and manage PDF documents.

The Source Code files are provided together with the JAR file in the binary packge like You can download it at iText 7 Core Download site.

You can compile it to generate your JAR file, using kernel.pom as the build configuration file.

The source code of kernel-7.1.4.jar is provided below:



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package com.itextpdf.kernel.pdf.canvas.parser.listener;

import com.itextpdf.kernel.geom.LineSegment;
import com.itextpdf.kernel.geom.Vector;

class TextChunkLocationDefaultImp implements ITextChunkLocation {

    private static final float DIACRITICAL_MARKS_ALLOWED_VERTICAL_DEVIATION = 2;

     * the starting location of the chunk
    private final Vector startLocation;
     * the ending location of the chunk
    private final Vector endLocation;
     * unit vector in the orientation of the chunk
    private final Vector orientationVector;
     * the orientation as a scalar for quick sorting
    private final int orientationMagnitude;
     * perpendicular distance to the orientation unit vector (i.e. the Y position in an unrotated coordinate system)
     * we round to the nearest integer to handle the fuzziness of comparing floats
    private final int distPerpendicular;
     * distance of the start of the chunk parallel to the orientation unit vector (i.e. the X position in an unrotated coordinate system)
    private final float distParallelStart;
     * distance of the end of the chunk parallel to the orientation unit vector (i.e. the X position in an unrotated coordinate system)
    private final float distParallelEnd;
     * the width of a single space character in the font of the chunk
    private final float charSpaceWidth;

    public TextChunkLocationDefaultImp(Vector startLocation, Vector endLocation, float charSpaceWidth) {
        this.startLocation = startLocation;
        this.endLocation = endLocation;
        this.charSpaceWidth = charSpaceWidth;

        Vector oVector = endLocation.subtract(startLocation);
        if (oVector.length() == 0) {
            oVector = new Vector(1, 0, 0);
        orientationVector = oVector.normalize();
        orientationMagnitude = (int) (Math.atan2(orientationVector.get(Vector.I2), orientationVector.get(Vector.I1)) * 1000);

        // see
        // the two vectors we are crossing are in the same plane, so the result will be purely
        // in the z-axis (out of plane) direction, so we just take the I3 component of the result
        Vector origin = new Vector(0, 0, 1);
        distPerpendicular = (int) (startLocation.subtract(origin)).cross(orientationVector).get(Vector.I3);

        distParallelStart =;
        distParallelEnd =;

    public int orientationMagnitude() {
        return orientationMagnitude;

    public int distPerpendicular() {
        return distPerpendicular;

    public float distParallelStart() {
        return distParallelStart;

    public float distParallelEnd() {
        return distParallelEnd;

     * @return the start location of the text
    public Vector getStartLocation() {
        return startLocation;

     * @return the end location of the text
    public Vector getEndLocation() {
        return endLocation;

     * @return the width of a single space character as rendered by this chunk
    public float getCharSpaceWidth() {
        return charSpaceWidth;

     * @param as the location to compare to
     * @return true is this location is on the the same line as the other
    public boolean sameLine(ITextChunkLocation as) {
        if (orientationMagnitude() != as.orientationMagnitude()) {
            return false;
        float distPerpendicularDiff = distPerpendicular() - as.distPerpendicular();
        if (distPerpendicularDiff == 0) {
            return true;
        LineSegment mySegment = new LineSegment(startLocation, endLocation);
        LineSegment otherSegment = new LineSegment(as.getStartLocation(), as.getEndLocation());
        return Math.abs(distPerpendicularDiff) <= DIACRITICAL_MARKS_ALLOWED_VERTICAL_DEVIATION && (mySegment.getLength() == 0 || otherSegment.getLength() == 0);

     * Computes the distance between the end of 'other' and the beginning of this chunk
     * in the direction of this chunk's orientation vector.  Note that it's a bad idea
     * to call this for chunks that aren't on the same line and orientation, but we don't
     * explicitly check for that condition for performance reasons.
     * @param other
     * @return the number of spaces between the end of 'other' and the beginning of this chunk
    public float distanceFromEndOf(ITextChunkLocation other) {
        return distParallelStart() - other.distParallelEnd();

    public boolean isAtWordBoundary(ITextChunkLocation previous) {
         * Here we handle a very specific case which in PDF may look like:
         * -.232 Tc [( P)-226.2(r)-231.8(e)-230.8(f)-238(a)-238.9(c)-228.9(e)]TJ
         * The font's charSpace width is 0.232 and it's compensated with charSpacing of 0.232.
         * And a resultant TextChunk.charSpaceWidth comes to TextChunk constructor as 0.
         * In this case every chunk is considered as a word boundary and space is added.
         * We should consider charSpaceWidth equal (or close) to zero as a no-space.
        if (getCharSpaceWidth() < 0.1f) {
            return false;

        // In case a text chunk is of zero length, this probably means this is a mark character,
        // and we do not actually want to insert a space in such case
        if (startLocation.equals(endLocation) || previous.getEndLocation().equals(previous.getStartLocation())) {
            return false;

        float dist = distanceFromEndOf(previous);

        return dist < -getCharSpaceWidth() || dist > getCharSpaceWidth() / 2.0f;

    static boolean containsMark(ITextChunkLocation baseLocation, ITextChunkLocation markLocation) {
        return baseLocation.getStartLocation().get(Vector.I1) <= markLocation.getStartLocation().get(Vector.I1) && baseLocation.getEndLocation().get(Vector.I1) >= markLocation.getEndLocation().get(Vector.I1) &&
                Math.abs(baseLocation.distPerpendicular() - markLocation.distPerpendicular()) <= DIACRITICAL_MARKS_ALLOWED_VERTICAL_DEVIATION;




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