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Unwanted white spaces between characters when exporting to PDF.

Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Good morning,


Recently for some technical reasons I had to switch to “Myriad Variable Concept” typeface.
Since then I noticed that paragraphs that use this typeface behave strangely when exported to PDF.

While the display output is ok, the text has random number of whitespaces between characters if I copy and paste it into a plain text file. For example if I select and copy the following line from my InDesign-generated PDF:

 

“Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”

 

The paste results in notepad looks like:

 

“Q u i c k b r o wn f ox j u m p s o v e r t h e l a z y d o g”

 

This is concerning because I am worried it is going to affect accessibility.
I have this problem with all of the new "Variable Concept" typefaces.


Any advice appreciated,
Kasra

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
What version of InDesign are you using? Another issue with variable fonts in the PDF was reported as a bug in CC 2020: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/39177115-variable-fonts-don-t-display-correct-via-pdf-expor ~Barb 

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What version of InDesign are you using? Another issue with variable fonts in the PDF was reported as a bug in CC 2020: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/39177115-variable-fonts...

 

~Barb 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you very much for the advice, Barb.

 

The bug you mentioned looks simillar to my case. I'm using 15.0.1 (and the patch arrived with 15.0.2) so there's a possiblity that's the case.

 

Unfortunately I'm an enterprise user and it may take some time for our IT to update us to the latest version.

 

Kind regards,

Kasra

 

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Hoping it is that easy.

 

~Barb 

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