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I got a text that is written in German. I'm using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} since the text comes with the correct umlauts like ö, ä, ü and not "o, "a, "u. The output is pretty fine.




Viele Menschen sollten denken können, aber möchten es nicht. Dies ist ein Text den ich im PDF sehen möchte.

But when I'm trying to copy text from the output (PDF) to Word, then I get the following:

Viele Menschen sollten denken k¨onnen, aber m¨ochten es nicht. Dies ist ein Text den ich im PDF sehen m¨ochte.

Question: Any workaround here? The PDF text must support Copy&Paste. The glyphtounicode didn't help. Any idea?

marked as duplicate by Schweinebacke, Community Mar 23 '17 at 11:20

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  • Try to add \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} or \usepackage{lmodern} since Computer Modern doesn't have pre-composed accented characters. – Herb Schulz Mar 23 '17 at 14:32

Found it. I just had to add another line \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}.

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