PDF Hyphenation Bug when line has cross-reference, hyphenated word, and option is to create Tagged PDF
When exporting an InDesign document to PDF, the hyphenated word is displayed incorrectly in the output PDF.
It only happens with a line that has cross-reference object, hyphenated word, and option is to create Tagged PDF.
InDesign 2019 (14.0.1) (MAC/PC) . Also tried it with previous versions and it has the same issue.
Thanks for reporting the issue. We are looking into it
Here another case with a test document that came up in the InDesign forum today:
sister Photini, Mar 16, 2022
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Bevi Chagnon commented
This is a critical accessibility issue. If the ONLY solution at this time is to NOT export a tagged, accessible PDF, then how will designers be able to use InDesign to create accessible PDFs, which are required by national laws in most industrialized countries?
if you need a sample document where this happens "reliably", download this zip file from my Dropbox account that is showing the bug in several situations:
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I still can see this bug with InDesign 2021 version 22.214.171.124 on Windows 10.
The bug is discussed in several threads at the Adobe InDesign Forum. One on-going discussion from today:
Automatic hyphens randomly have letters in them
bracewell4213, Jul 20, 2021
I'm rather sure that a bug in the "Adobe World-Ready Composer" is the cause for this.
Same bug is described here:
Random character superimposed on hyphen
Pascal Garin, Jan 29, 2021
To Matthias Götze who said: "i have deselected tagged pdf and the bug is also active."
Matthias, please share an InDesign document where you see that issue. Thanks!!
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i can‘t recommend the bug with a new document.
but if i open my indesign files from indesign 14.x every automatic hyphenation will ignore in the pdf export.
if i convert the automatic hyphenation in a manuell versionat the same place. it would be exported.
with a totally new document the bug didn‘t exists.
Matthias Götze commented
i have deselected tagged pdf and the bug is also active.
Bryce Melton commented
I am also experiencing this bug, but anywhere in a document exported with the "Create Tagged PDF" export setting turned on, rather than only where there are cross-references. Turning this setting off fixes it, as does inserting a discretionary hyphen at any such break-points.
In March 2020 this issue is stil present in inDesign 15.0.2 (OSX).
I can confirm that the bug can be circumvented by deselecting " Create Tagged PDF" when exporting.