[XeTeX] turn off special characters in PDF

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Mon Dec 30 22:14:48 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 06:03:14PM +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2013/12/30 Joe Corneli <holtzermann17 at gmail.com>:
> > Thanks Ross.
> >
> > I think in this case all I really need is to revise \href code to
> > insert /ActualText  (because I'm using small caps for hyperlinks in
> > this doc).  Pretty much everything else works fine already.
> >
> Small caps have nothing to do with the code points, it is just the
> shape of the characters. If you enter \textsc{something}, copy&paste
> should result in lowercase something.

See my reply, this do not always work and it is a known limitation of
XeTeX/(x)dvipdfmx, though the patch submitted by Alexey Kryukov
recently, should improve the situation for many fonts that fail today.


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