WeasyPrint VS PyPDF2

Compare WeasyPrint vs PyPDF2 and see what are their differences.


A pure-python PDF library capable of splitting, merging, cropping, and transforming the pages of PDF files (by py-pdf)
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WeasyPrint PyPDF2
8 15
4,961 4,327
1.9% 5.8%
9.7 0.0
6 days ago 4 days ago
Python Python
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of WeasyPrint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-06.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PyPDF2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing WeasyPrint and PyPDF2 you can also consider the following projects:

PDFMiner - Python PDF Parser (Not actively maintained). Check out pdfminer.six.


pdfplumber - Plumb a PDF for detailed information about each char, rectangle, line, et cetera — and easily extract text and tables.

Camelot - A Python library to extract tabular data from PDFs

WKHTMLToPDF - Convert HTML to PDF using Webkit (QtWebKit)

textract - extract text from any document. no muss. no fuss.

borb - borb is a library for reading, creating and manipulating PDF files in python.

pdftabextract - A set of tools for extracting tables from PDF files helping to do data mining on (OCR-processed) scanned documents.

pymorphy2 - Morphological analyzer / inflection engine for Russian and Ukrainian languages.

pdfminer.six - Community maintained fork of pdfminer - we fathom PDF