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On Wed, 15 May 2013 16:00:24 +0200 wrote:

> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 03:23:57PM +0200, Wolfgang Pupp wrote:
> > Steve Litt wrote:
> > > Serious bummer. When you copy from the PDF version and paste into
> > > a text file, the result is gibberish characters.
> > 
> > If complaining to FeistyDuck won't make them remove this
> > "anti-piracy scheme" (or whatever this is supposed to achieve), you
> > could always try to convert the mobi format to pdf with e.g. Calibre
> > ( Or use Calibre to directly read the
> > mobi-format.
> With xpdf i can copy the code w/o problem (but i tried only some
> examples from beginning, like "-- defines a factorial function" and
> form end, like "Listing 31.7. Registering libraries to be opened on
> demand").

Ugh! xpdf on my Ubuntu 12.10 segfaults on all PDFs. 
> Isn't maybe some encoding/font/somewhat issue with other pdf readers?
> (i'we seen this problem with others pdf before, usually with xpdf
> unable to c&p correctly).

I got the gibberish symptom on both Evince and Acroread, so if it's a
reader issue, it's a common reader issue.


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