[OS X TeX] PDF rendering bug in macOS 10.14.5
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 20 00:16:10 CEST 2019
> On May 19, 2019, at 3:52 PM, Justin C. Walker <justin at mac.com> wrote:
>> On May 19, 2019, at 11:51 , Alun Carr <alun.j.carr at ucd.ie> wrote:
>> This doesn't relate to using TeX to produce PDFs, but it relates to an Apple PDF display bug, which might impact on TeX use.
>> I downloaded a PDF, "The History of Worcestershire Sauce" (don't ask!):
>> and found that within Safari and Preview, the fi and fl ligatures are rendered as blank spaces (see, e.g., page 5). In Adobe Reader, muPDF, and xpdf, they display perfectly. The PDF claims that it was produced using Acrobat Distiller.
>> Does anyone know I can report this to Apple? I apologise in advance if anyone thinks that I'm wasting their time.
> If you have an Apple ID, you can use it to sign on to
> and fill out a bug report.
> If you don’t, the are easy to get. Go to (e.g.) System Preferences -> iCloud on your mac. There’s a link to create one.
> PS: your problem sounds like an issue with PDFKit, used by Safari, Preview, Skim, and others.
> Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
> Institute for the Absorption of Federal Funds
> If it weren't for carbon-14, I wouldn't date at all.
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(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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