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Download as PDF fails for en.wp article "Reptation" with "Dimension too large."
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Go to this article:

On left sidebar, click on "Download as PDF"

Expected result - a pdf will be created
Actual result - An error message as follows:
Generation of the document file has failed.
Status: ! Dimension too large.

Browser - Chrome (also fails in Firefox)
Desktop, not mobile version (did not test mobile)

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Aklapper renamed this task from Download as pdf failed for a specific article to Download as PDF fails for en.wp article "Reptation" with "Dimension too large.".Jun 22 2015, 8:23 PM
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TheDJ added a comment.Jun 23 2015, 8:16 PM

Perhaps it's the math tags ?

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nshahquinn-wmf closed this task as Resolved.Jul 18 2019, 3:43 PM
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Worked correctly for me on Chrome 75.0.3770.142 and Firefox 69.0b4.