I am using LaTeX to typeset my CV. Many companies now do not personally read applicants' submissions but instead scan them for keywords and phrases using a piece of software. I have the impression that my LaTeX-created files tend to be less readable by these kinds of software than PDF-output created from a commonly used WYSIWYG word processor. Does anyone know if there are indeed differences and how I can increase 'machine readability' of my LaTeX-PDF?
I have recently had a problem with this in an application, where my CV -- as read by the software -- was displayed online and it was unreadable. Unfortunately I can no longer access this application, so I cannot given a real example. What I recall is that many accentuated characters were completely unreadable and many words were joined together, in which case the software would fail to recognise them as individual words.