Why is the spacing not as I expect


I have a pdf where the spacing leaves me mystified

In French, I have for instance

Dhou El Ka‚da 1433, correspondant au 4 octobre

The spacing seem so be set at letter spacing 0.00 and nothing in word spacing

There is one space between the letters (view ‘non printing characters’)

When I finish translating each time, I get a sentence in English where the spacing is set the same and there is one space between words as before but it is clear that the words are closer together.

I’m typing directly into the pdf file so all other settings should be the same.

Why the visible difference please?



Can you send me the PDF in question so that we can have a look? You may need to explain what text needs to be replaced and with what.