[NTG-context] decomposed u umlaut

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 10:08:44 CET 2018

On 20 March 2018 at 08:42, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> Ahoi,
> I’ve one annoying problem with ConTeXt: all üs (small u umlauts) seem to be encoded as decomposed unicode or something like that, at least every ü breaks into u + garbage if I copy some text from a ConTeXt PDF to an app that doesn’t really support Unicode.

You are on macOS, right?

In my experience it was usually Apple's technology to blame. Perfectly
valid PDFs with proper accented characters would always end up with
decomposed characters when copy-pasting. Even pdftotext did a better


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