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Linda Stern
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Copy cyrillic text from Adobe Reader

Dec 15, 2010 3:57 AM



I have got some PDF documents that contain text in Russian (Cyrillic letters). I open these PDFs with Adobe Reader, mark the text and copy it to the buffer. When I then paste the text into Word or any other application, there is no Russian, but just special symbols. Note: that the text is displayed correct in the PDF itself.


I use Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit, in German. Is there any way to get cyrillic text into the buffer without scrapping it?


Thank you,


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    Dec 15, 2010 4:36 AM   in reply to Linda Stern

    My guess is that the

    fonts were nor properly embedded in the PDF, and you don't have them in your system...

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    Dec 15, 2010 7:21 AM   in reply to Linda Stern

    Linda, I very much doubt that any variant of Arial contain

    s cyrillic characters. And, as far as I know, there is no way to copy and paste from a PDF to another format text in fonts that are not in your system (sorry, I had overlooked this part).

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