Recover text from PDF file when normal methods fail

I have a few hundred PDF files from which I need to extract sections of text. For many, pdftotext works fine, but for others, it misses large sections of text. If I open the PDF in Acrobat and select that text by hand and copy/paste into emacs and then view the file without an encoding, I get stuff like this:

 Husband \364\200\200\272\364\200\201\213\364 etc.

How can I extract the text correctly?

I should mention that I've tried saving as text from Acrobat; also tried applying Acrobat's Document=>OCR feature before copying.


Why not convert the PDF to doc or txt first? See the guide:

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