Open Bug 1569932 Opened 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago

PDF viewer: When copying text to clipboard, some spaces are missing


(Firefox :: PDF Viewer, defect, P3)

69 Branch





(Reporter: post+mozilla, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-d-text-selection])

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open a PDF file. For example:
  2. Copy-paste some text, e.g. the first sentence of the abstract of that paper.

Actual results:

The result is: "Irisis a framework for higher-order concurrent separation logic, which has been implemented in theCoq proof assistant and deployed very effectively in a wide variety of verification projects."
Notice the missing spaces in "Irisis" and "theCoq".

Expected results:

Spaces should have been copied. Copying the same text from the same PDF opened in a local PDF readers does copy spaces as expected.

This bugs makes it very annoying to copy-paste more than individual words from a PDF using Firefox' PDF viewer.

Duplicate of this bug: 1571532
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [pdfjs-c-ux][pdfjs-d-text-selection]
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