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Save as PDF renders combined accents incorrectly

Question asked by mrwatson-gbs on Sep 26, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2017 by tsplatypus



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Windows: All




Since > fm14.05 ( fm14.0.6, I assume with the new PDF Engine) the Save as PDF renders accents incorrectly, when the accented letter comprises a normal letter and a combining character (in other words 'o' + ' ¨  ' instead of 'ö'.


The attached PDFs show that it worked in 14.0.5:


Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 15.55.55.png


and after that the accent is not correctly positioned:


Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 15.56.05.png



  1. Open the example file
  2. Save file as PDF


Alternatively you can also copy+paste text from a pdf into a field <= As PDFs often use combining characters, this gets inserted into the FileMaker data as two characters and then comes out wrong in the PDF


An Example File is attached, which combines an o with (edit: various) Unicode Character 'COMBINING DIAERESIS' (U+0308)






See related Issue

Get( ActiveSelection* ) functions counting combining accents! oops!