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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016645ScribusPDFpublic2021-11-09 21:39
ReporterAndrew Leach Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformWindowsOSWindows 10 HomeOS Version21H1
Product Version1.5.6 
Fixed in Version1.5.8.svn 
Summary0016645: Text using alternate-form glyphs cannot be copied from PDF
DescriptionWhen a URL is included in a Scribus document, it is created as a clickable link in a PDF export. Where the URL includes a digit styled using an alternate form (eg as a lining figure), that character is used in the URL, rather than the "base" ASCII digit it is styled from. This causes the URL to fail.
Steps To ReproduceCreate a document containing a URL or email address using alternate form characters. Export the document to PDF. The embedded link in the PDF file will contain invalid characters.
Additional InformationLigatures in email addresses (for example, in the word "field") are handled correctly, although alternate figures are not. Small caps in URLs also produce the problem; a small-cap "http" isn't recognised as a URL.
Tagsfont variation, PDF


Andrew Leach

2021-09-26 11:49


scribus-links.pdf (19,161 bytes)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-26 11:49 Andrew Leach New Issue
2021-09-26 11:49 Andrew Leach Tag Attached: font variation
2021-09-26 11:49 Andrew Leach Tag Attached: PDF
2021-09-26 11:49 Andrew Leach File Added: scribus-links.pdf
2021-10-03 13:55 jghali Summary External URLs use alternate-form glyphs where present in the document => Text using alternate-form glyphs cannot be copied from PDF
2021-10-03 14:21 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2021-10-03 14:21 jghali Status new => resolved
2021-10-03 14:21 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2021-10-03 14:21 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.5.8.svn
2021-11-09 21:39 cbradney Status resolved => closed