[XeTeX] potential new feature: \XeTeXgenerateactualtext

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 18:11:16 CET 2016

On 23/2/16 16:50, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Hi Akira,
> I have a similar problem in Linux. As Jonathan wrote, highlighting is
> quite weird but the result is OK.

Yes, that's what I meant about highlighting not working very well. I 
don't know yet whether there's something we can do when generating the 
PDF to make it work better, or if this is simply a bug in Acrobat's 

> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://ttsm.icpf.cas.cz/team/wagner.shtml
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
> 2016-02-23 17:46 GMT+01:00 Akira Kakuto <kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
> <mailto:kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp>>:
>     Hi Honathan,
>         The code for the \XeTeXgenerateactualtext feature (it's an
>         integer parameter; set it to 1 to get ActualText added to the
>         PDF, for better copy/paste and search in Acrobat) is now on
>         sourceforge, in an "actualtext" branch, for anyone who wants to
>         try building and experimenting with it.
>     In the case where \XeTeXgenerateactualtext=1, I can not
>     select a full text by Adobe Acrobat XI Pro on Windows.
>     I can select about half of a text.
>     Does it depend on a reader?
>     Copied text is OK, that is a full text.
>     See and test with an attached actest.zip.
>     Thanks,
>     Akira
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