Re: can someone replicate this cut and paste bug?
On Tuesday 30 April 2013 10:39:53 Brian wrote:
> mupdf too. By this time I'd be thinking in terms of 'What is wrong with
> the PDF?'. Fonts, glyphs, unicode etc. Not much can be done about it
> without access to the source document.
The discussion is made harder to follow by rendering the original µm (Greek
letter m followed by Roman letter m) as um. copy-and-paste is correctly
interpreting the double mm of the original as a double mm - it is just not
distinguishing between scripts. Unfortunately in this case it matters.
I have just tried. If I copy-and-paste the document into LibreOffice, as set
up on my computer, it copies a serif font and pastes a sans-serif one. So
copying the document in this way does not preserve the original font and µm
is transposed as mm.
Perhaps the solution is to use <find and replace> mm in the copied document to
correct this? It would need to be done manually to prevent a correct double
mm from being changed to µm.