Ticket #3251 (closed bug: wontfix)
PDF export creates a PDF with strange text encoding (or something)
|Reported by:||Alister||Owned by:||nobody|
|Priority:||minor: annoyance||Milestone:||Version 1.7.0|
|Keywords:||PDF, Language, Export, Composer||Cc:|
|Must Fix for Release:||No||Awaiting user input:||no|
In the print composer add something with text (a label, an attribute table or a map including a layer with labels), and export as PDF. Open the PDF in Adobe reader, select and copy some text, and paste it into a text editor: rather than text you will see squares or something.
I thought that changing the "Writing System" setting in the "Select font" dialogue might help, but it seems to be ignored - if I change it to "Latin" and then open the dialogue again it is back to "Any"
N.B. - Using Foxit Reader (Windows or Linux version) you should be able to successfully copy the text. - based on experience with other PDFs that exhibit this behaviour, I suspect most or perhaps all xpdf/poppler based programs will not be able to copy the text successfully, and some (epdfview) will actually refuse to select it. - If instead of using the PDF export function I print to a "PDF printer", the text in the created PDF can be copied successfully.