Use of <i> tag causing strange output in PDF

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Use of <i> tag causing strange output in PDF

Post by AndrewDugas » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:54 pm

v14.1 (thought i saw the same issue in 13.2)
DITA-OT 1.5.3

I’ve found a minor PDF error that I’m hoping you can help me with.

Whenever I apply the italic tag <i>, it creates an “@” in the PDF output. For example, if the code applies the key variable <ph id="bookTitle"><i>Granite Core Installation Guide</i></ph> in content, the PDF output shows:

“The @Granite Core Installation Guide [bolded for emphasis] describes how…”

Before you ask, yes, I tried moving the <i> tags to the content instead the key variable (“The <i><ph conkeyref="bookname/bookTitle"/></i> describes how…”) and the result was the same.

HOWEVER when I use an html transform, I do not get this issue. Because only the PDF is affected, I assume it’s something in the PDF config in the DITA OT.

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Re: Use of <i> tag causing strange output in PDF

Post by Radu » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi Andrew,

So you are using a customized version of DITA OT 1.5.3, right?
Do you have a customization for the PDF output?
Maybe that customization induced the problem because I cannot reproduce it on my side.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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