[NTG-pdftex] problems still, within tounicode.c

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Tue Jun 13 09:46:09 CEST 2017

Hi Thanh,

On Jun 13, 2017, at 5:29 PM, The Thanh Han <hanthethanh at gmail.com<mailto:hanthethanh at gmail.com>> wrote:

Thanh, can you confirm that we should go ahead with this plan?

​I think it's reasonable to have this behavior possible.

However, Iet's say we have

\textsc{This is a heading}

What is the common expectation when one does copy/paste this text from a pdf viewer?
I personally expect to get the same text, not the unicode points for the *.sc glyphs from the actual font.

But then the author is stating that it is a heading, but not using proper markup that
might be used to include tagging that could convey this.

So from the point-of-view of a someone using Assistive Technology, how else
are they supposed to get the hint that this should be treated like a heading?
- - - especially in cases where the words themselves do *not* explicitly say so.

This brings up another question: perhaps we can add the behavior proposed by Ross, but it has to be enabled explicitly via a primitive?

That’s perfectly fine by me.




Dr Ross Moore

Mathematics Dept | 12 Wally’s Walk, 734
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

T: +61 2 9850 8955  |  F: +61 2 9850 8114<tel:%2B61%202%209850%209695>
M:+61 407 288 255<tel:%2B61%20409%20125%20670>  |  E: ross.moore at mq.edu.au<mailto:rick.minter at mq.edu.au>


[cid:image001.png at 01D030BE.D37A46F0]<http://mq.edu.au/>

CRICOS Provider Number 00002J. Think before you print.
Please consider the environment before printing this email.<http://mq.edu.au/>

This message is intended for the addressee named and may
contain confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient, please delete it and notify the sender. Views expressed
in this message are those of the individual sender, and are not
necessarily the views of Macquarie University.<http://mq.edu.au/>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-pdftex/attachments/20170613/d5030a84/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 4605 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <http://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-pdftex/attachments/20170613/d5030a84/attachment.png>

More information about the ntg-pdftex mailing list