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:
>> 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
> 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.
well it sure wasn't what i expected. :)
> 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.
in the future i'll have to proof read every copy and
paste operation for funny translations. i don't know
about you and how much you reference technical documents
and copy and paste, but the sort of mistranslation is
one that would make me shudder.
is there a safer copy and paste function that does