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I've found a simple example that illustrates my problem:

ContourPlot[x^2 - 1 == y, {x, -1, 1}, {y, -1, 1}, PlotLegends -> "Expressions"]

When I try to export this to PDF, I get the following:

Contour plot with legend and bug

and in the legend, the expression is misspaced and unreadable. Is this a known bug? Is there a known work around?

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it worked for me. no problems. –  Nasser Nov 20 '13 at 20:17
What platform/version are you on? Works fine for me on Mac OS X Mathematica version 9.0.1. –  cormullion Nov 20 '13 at 20:17
Linux, mathematica 9.0.1 –  garrett mitchener Nov 20 '13 at 22:30
I could reproduce this on Linux, M9.0.1, but not on OS X. You should probably report the problem to support at wolfram.com –  Szabolcs Nov 21 '13 at 1:05

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