Highlighting or annotating pdfs results in Chinese garbled code problems

Two different manipulations of PDF lead to different results:

Method 1:
If I use Open Adobe to annotate and highlight PDF.
Results:
(1) Highlighting and annotations are normal.
(2) I can copy and paste the Chinese inside the PDF normally and without garbled code.


Method 2:
Highlight or annotate operations directly in Devonthink.
Results:
(1) Highlighting and annotations show garbled code.
(2) Copy the Chinese inside the PDF, and paste it out will be garbled.

Is there anything I can do to solve this problem? Thank you for your help. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

This is an issue of the PDFkit framework of macOS which we’ve actually reported multiple times to Apple. The only workaround right now is to annotate/edit such PDF documents using third-party apps which are not using this framework (e.g. Adobe).

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Okay, I get it. Thank you for your quick reply. :heart: