Long PDF export problem (text garbled) on macOS

On notes that are more than a page long, the PDF exports are fine on the first page but go haywire right from the start of the second page

Steps to reproduce

  • Deactivate 3rd party plugins
  • Export long note

Expected result

  • Normal characters throughout the whole document

Actual result

  • Character encoding seems to fail after the page break


  • Operating system: macOS 11.0.1
  • Obsidian version: 0.9.17

I experienced the same issue on macOS 11.0.1.

The first thing to do is to try with default css.
Unfortunately, we are aware of a print bug that chrome\electron has on mac. So we’ll wait for the upstream fix.

When using almost all customed themes, the output to PDF looks like this:

I need to say that this unreadable text is from beginning to bottom of the document and not just starting after page 1.

The text preview inside Obsidian app is displayed normally!

Obuntu works nicely with my setup. I usually switch to it for post-processing and sizing of the pictures. Sadly, the minimal theme is also messed-up…

FWIW, I’ve been unable to reproduce this on both MacOS 10.15.7 and MacOS 11.2.3 (intel). Maybe this is fixed or there is some other issue (theme, local, etc)

Hi team - I have the exact same issue - exports are all garbled text. Funny enough - any text inside of a code block (using triple `) are rendered correctly.

Also on macOS Big Sur (11.6). Obsidian v0.13.19