[XeTeX] potential new feature: \XeTeXgenerateactualtext

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 27 17:40:51 CET 2016

> Search and copy/paste behave in highly font-dependent ways for
> applications that do NOT support ActualText (or for PDFs that do not
> include it), but for applications that support the ActualText feature,
> this should be independent of the font being used.

Once I was trying to find a word in a PDF file. The first letters of the word
were Th but I could not find any word starting with a Th. The reason?
The Th in the PDF was actually a ligature... I am sure that this ActualText
feature will solve such problems. 

Thank you!


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, Greece

More information about the XeTeX mailing list