Re: can someone replicate this cut and paste bug?
On Tue 30 Apr 2013 at 06:42:33 -0400, songbird wrote:
> i don't have access to the original document
> other than the link posted above.
Bceause I've snipped a bit, it is
> i hope it doesn't happen in other documents as
> i think scientific people who are copying and
> pasting from PDF docs may be in for a rather rude
> mistranslation of units.
This would depend on the quality of the PDF. There are plenty about
which have SI units in them for you to test.
> would the debian-med folks be better at hunting
> this down?
Why? They have no more access to the PDF or original document than you
or I have.
> i can verify that in the Times New Roman font i'm
> using in Libreoffice that when i paste a µ into it
> that it does work correctly, but when i hit return
> at the end of the line it translates the initial µ
> into a capital M. this happens on the first line
> on the page only. after that line the µ's work
> this is just odd... ok, i give up for now, but if
> someone can point this to a scientific text document
> person (maybe debian-med or debian-edu) who copies and
> pastes a lot that would be good as then they could be
> made aware some kind of strange effect is going on.
> i need to get some sleep. :)
The 'strange effect' has nothing to do with the tools you are using. The
only person who can do anything about it is the author.