PDF generated with unreadable characters for Googlebot crawling (and for copy-pasting)

Explorer ,
Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Source: InDesign 2022 documents

Output: PDF (any format) with Embedded Fonts (western alphabets)

Problem: On screen and print the PDF appears OK, when crawled by Googlebot the text is a bounch of "garbage" unreadable charaters.

Note to readers: Please do not suggest the "Copy-With-Formatting" option as solution. I'm talking of Google crawling and search indexing in this post.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Try the forum for InDesign.

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Explorer ,
Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Did you even try to look at the PDF example?

(InDesign works fine, it seems to me a "fonts-encoding" problem.

 

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Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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You have created the PDF file in InDesign. May be a issue of the export settings in InDesign.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 26, 2022 Feb 26, 2022

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Who encodes the fonts? Yes, InDesign! How can it be anything other than InDesign or Google? Acrobat isn't involved in making the file - that's Indesign. Acrobat isn't involved in spidering the file - that's Google. There may be many faults in Acrobat or Reader, but this can't be one of them. 

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