Using clipboard in evince scrambles text

Bug #1504570 reported by Jens Herrmann on 2015-10-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

1. Open the PDF on https://web.archive.org/web/20091228225958/http://www.bmvit.gv.at/verkehr/strasse/sicherheit/downloads/epigus_lichtamTag.pdf with evince and go to the last page (page 21)
2. Mark the entire 3rd paragraph and copy the text to the clipboard
3. Paste the text in an editor like mousepad
4. The order of words has changed now. One can see this already when marking the text. Everything is ok til the 2nd word of the 3rd line, then the next word should be "Sicherheitsvorteil" but "Früherkennung" in the 4th line gets marked instead.

The original text looks like this:
Fahren mit Licht am Tag bringt bei guten Lichtverhältnissen / optimalen
Bedingungen (trockene Fahrbahn, beste Sichtverhältnisse) offensichtlich
keinen realen Sicherheitsvorteil, da der geringe Zeitgewinn der
Früherkennung durch längere Zuwendungsdauern zum Scheinwerfer
paralysiert (zunichte gemacht) wird.

The copied text looks like this:
Fahren mit Licht am Tag bringt bei guten Lichtverhältnissen / optimalen
Bedingungen (trockene Fahrbahn, beste Sichtverhältnisse) offensichtlich
keinen
realen
Früherkennung
Sicherheitsvorteil,
durch
längere
da
der
geringe
Zuwendungsdauern
Zeitgewinn
zum
der
Scheinwerfer
paralysiert (zunichte gemacht) wird.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: evince 3.14.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-30.34-generic 3.19.8-ckt6
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 9 16:12:48 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-12-29 (283 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
SourcePackage: evince
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-04-24 (168 days ago)

Jens Herrmann (bugs-u) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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