Steps to reproduce
Expected to be able to search the PDF for a term that I knew was in it.
Search only finds the word if the word is typed backwards.
Mac OS 12.3
- Debug info:
Obsidian version: v0.15.8
Installer version: v0.15.8
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Mon Feb 21 20:36:53 PST 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 21.4.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: supporter
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: light
Community theme: Prism
Snippets enabled: 3
Restricted mode: on
Tried turning off plugins. Export PDF. Same result.
Almost every PDF app that I have only finds the words if I search for it spelled backwards. Highlights, PDF Search, Preview, DEVONthink, PDF Expert.
PDF Nitro works when searching normally.
Mac Preview actually shows me the results written backwards.
Here’s another person experiencing the same problem. PDF Export - Copied words are reversed, Searching in PDF only finds reversed words
Does it happen in the sandbox vault?
Yes. Using an export to PDF of the sandbox vault note “Plugins make Obsidian special for you”.
macOS 12.5 and Obsidian 0.15.8
The text layer in the PDF is clearly corrupted.
does it happen in any pdf reader?
If you use acrobat reader, does it work?
(This is not happening on windows.)
Do you have left to right set anywhere in your system?
After some googling we believe this probably a combination of Chromium, the font that gets embedded, and Apple. With most of the blame likely on Apple. We invite you to file a bug report to Apple.
For the time being, we are going to revert to old font “Inter” just for printing as a workaround for this issue (0.15.10).
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