I just applied to a job on Careers, and while reviewing the PDF résumé that was sent to them, I noticed some bad rendering or perhaps kerning going on:

Stack Overflow Careers HTML site:


PDF résumé:

Oh the huge manatees

You can see the problem in between "CSS" and "as", and again between "CoffeeScript" and "and". It might have something to do with the bold/emphasis tags too.

I am running on OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion) and am viewing in Preview.

  • 11
    @Oded Must...resist...correcting...
    – Bart
    Jan 16, 2013 at 19:01
  • 1
    Oh I so got title trolled...
    – user7116
    Jan 16, 2013 at 19:08
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    Obligatory XKCD
    – Pekka
    Jan 16, 2013 at 19:21
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    Thanks for letting us know! Looks like there actually is a blank between "CoffeeScript" and "and", it's just extremely slim. We'll have to jazz up our PDF rendering engine a bit to give 'em the space they deserve...
    – Max
    Jan 18, 2013 at 17:03
  • No problem, I'm glad to help.
    – Alex Moore
    Jan 18, 2013 at 17:07
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    Thank you @RobbyCornelissen for preserving the pun in the title.
    – Alex Moore
    Oct 28, 2023 at 3:38

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Should look better now, please try again!


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