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Is it possible to make hyphena-
ted text searchable (in pdf)?

I’m talking just about ignoring hyphen at the end of the line while searching, without any changes to copying.


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If you have a PDF that contains such text, it would be great if you would attach it to the above bug (or, if it’s confidential, e-mail me


This request is a few years old: find words that are separated by hyphenation. Is there any chance that this request will be met?


One problem with searching for hypens is if they are “hard” / “soft” / real / virtual / em dash / en dash / minus symbol

Whilst often displayed at the trailing edge of a reflowing line they may not realy be a physical object within the stream of text. Thus it would potentially require a seperate monitor just for such broken character streams.

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