PDF export not highlighting text properly

Steps to reproduce

In a sandbox vault, change the text font to Lora. Export a file to PDF. When highlighting the pdf, the text does not align with the highlight.

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I don’t think there’s anything we can do about this. Maybe it’s not even the PDF’s problem but the reader used. Have you tried adobe acrobat?

Acrobat does work, but it is definitely weird that Preview (Mac default PDF reader) has this issue, even with Korean. Do you have any hunches on what the issue might be?

The reversed text when pasted issue was fixed, but these two topics (below) seem related.

I haven’t checked in a while, but I saw this odd text selection (selected highlight looks like an underline, selection goes from right to left in certain cases when selecting with the mouse) with some fonts using macOS’s Preview app.

You can use a PDF export snippet to force a font that works if it’s different from the font you use in the editor. Something like this, with the font name being exactly as it appears on your system:

@media print {
    .print {
        --font-text: 'Victor Mono';

Thank you so much, the snippet is very useful!

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