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Robin Fairbairns <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:42:43 +0100
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J.Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Thank you for this.  On Ubuntu, evince PDF viewer to Emacs, I get
> ==
>                 A
> Achievements of LTEX (the first fifteen years)
> ==
> from TeX input
>    Achievements of \LaTeX{}( the first fifteen years)

cutting and pasting from any tex-ish pdf tends to be dodgy.  there are
methods ([cm]map packages, for example) that get better text out, but
they'll never cope with a knuth/lamport "stupid logo" (tm).

that said, i've never seen that particular oddity, so it may be a
special oddity of your pdf viewer (i tend only to use acrorubbish
viewer, but go to xpdf in extremis).

> I've not been able to test your suggested fix for the 'fi' problem yet.

the suggestion was new to me, too, and my home machine has a crocked old
lm font distribution, so it probably won't work here.  for the
ligatures, as well as the weird character codes, the *map packages are
the way to go, in general.