I am on a Windows 7 laptop, which I believe comes preinstalled with all the language packs. I can see Chinese characters with no issues and normally can copy them fine. (From browser to Microsoft Office works great). I have many PDFs with Chinese characters in them - whenever I try to copy and paste them into another program (such as a browser, Microsoft Office, etc) I just get strange foreign characters such as:
,ô t¯ıng wˇo shu¯o listen to me
This is copying a line. It is in this order: Chinese characters, Pinyin (Chinese in the Latin alphabet), and then the English translation.
The Pinyin is also getting messed up, as the tonal marks (accents) about each letter are moving to a space of their own.
Any ideas how to fix this?