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Re: can someone replicate this cut and paste bug?

songbird wrote:
>   when cutting and pasting from evince to a terminal the process is
> translating a "um" into a "mm"  which is a signifcant change for a
> technical document.
>   the source document used was downloaded from:
> "http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/130425/srep01732/pdf/srep01732.pdf";
>   search for the phrase
> "particle size between 200–500 um"
>   and copy and paste it to any text terminal, vi'd document, or even
> LibreOffice doc.  all do the same thing and translate it from um to
> mm.

But this behavior is exactly as expected!
When copying text from a pdf to any other document, the formatting,
such as font, line spacing etc. is not preserved.
So, when copying text to a LibreOffice doc, you should determine and
set the font yourself, and assign the Symbol font to the m, which
yields µ. If you don't have the Symbol font installed, you could
install xfonts-mathml, which provides it.

AFAIK, a text terminal, vi'd document etc. can contain only one font,
so manually changing the m to a µ is the only option here.

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