Re: Joined "ti" coded as "Ɵ" in PDF

From: Leonardo Boiko <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:37:05 -0300

The PDF *displays* correctly. But try copying the string 'ti' from
the text another application outside of your PDF viewer, and you'll
see that the thing that *displays* as 'ti' is *coded* as Ɵ, as Don
Osborn said.

2016-03-17 14:26 GMT-03:00 Pierpaolo Bernardi <>:
> That document displays correctly for me using both the pdf viewer
> built into chrome and the standalone Acrobat reader v.11. The problem
> could be in your PDF viewer? What are you viewing the document with?
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM, Don Osborn <> wrote:
>> Odd result when copy/pasting text from a PDF: For some reason "ti" in the
>> (English) text of the document at
>> is coded as "Ɵ". Looking more closely at the original text, it does appear
>> that the glyph is a "ti" ligature (which afaik is not coded as such in
>> Unicode).
>> Out of curiosity, did a web search on "internaƟonal" and got over 11k hits,
>> apparently all PDFs.
>> Anyone have any idea what's going on? Am assuming this is not a deliberate
>> choice by diverse people creating PDFs and wanting "ti" ligatures for
>> stylistic reasons. Note the document linked above is current, so this is not
>> (just) an issue with older documents.
>> Don Osborn
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