[reportlab-users] TTF, Platypus & Unicode...

andy robinson reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:28:28 +0100


> Here's a sample that works for me:
>
>   from reportlab.pdfbase import pdfmetrics
>   from reportlab.pdfbase.ttfonts import TTFont
>
>   fontdir = '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/'
>   pdfmetrics.registerFont(TTFont('Arial', fontdir + 'Arial.ttf'))
>
>   from reportlab.pdfgen.canvas import Canvas
>
>   canvas = Canvas('foo.pdf')
>   canvas.setFont('Arial', 12)
>   canvas.drawString(100, 700, unicode("Lithuanian national characters:
", "ISO-8859-13").encode("UTF-8"))
>   canvas.save()
>
> Marius Gedminas
Thanks!  That's a good one for the cookbook/FAQ