Ctrl+a does not select all of the text

Bug #439502 reported by Frank Bouwens on 2009-09-30
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
poppler (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

I have opened a PDF file, I Pressed Ctrl + A.
I Expected that all of the text would be selected.
But it did not, it only selected a few characters.
It almost looks like its picking random characters.
please look at:
http://frankkie.nl/a/evince/
for the pdf-document and a screenshot.

Ubuntu 9.04
Evince 2.26.1-0ubuntu1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
Package: evince 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: evince
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-15-generic i686

Frank Bouwens (frankkie12345) wrote :
Frank Bouwens (frankkie12345) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's a poppler issue reassigning.

affects: evince (Ubuntu) → poppler (Ubuntu)
Changed in poppler (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Confirmed on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" alpha 2 with poppler updated to the latest available Ubuntu package.

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

Uname: Linux 2.6.32-10-generic i686
Packages: evince 2.29.5-0ubuntu1
                  poppler 0.12.3-0ubuntu1

Changed in poppler (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" alpha 2 with poppler updated to the latest available Ubuntu package.

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

Uname: Linux 2.6.35-6-generic i686
Packages: evince 2.30.3-1ubuntu2
                  poppler 0.14.1-0ubuntu1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" with poppler updated to the latest available Ubuntu package.

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Packages: evince 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
                  poppler 0.14.3-0ubuntu1.1

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 12.04.1 "Precise Pangolin" with poppler updated to the latest available Ubuntu package.

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

Uname: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic-pae i686
Packages: evince 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.4
          poppler 0.18.4-1ubuntu2

tags: added: jaunty lucid maverick precise
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr".

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

Packages: evince 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.1
          poppler 0.24.5-2ubuntu4.1

tags: added: trusty
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Still occurring on Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus".

The same problem also occurs when selecting part of the text with the mouse.

evince 3.18.2-1ubuntu4
poppler 0.41.0-0ubuntu1.1

tags: added: xenial
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