AW: [reportlab-users] TTFont with german characters

Robin Becker
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 18:17:37 +0100

In article <>, Jo- writes
>Hello Robin,
>thanks for your answere,
>now Arial Narrow works fine , but my DaxLight font will not.
>Other prob is how to display german chars from a True Type font.
>I get
> line 671 , in _DrawCell
>UnicodeError :ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range 128
>in rl_config defaultEncoding is set to
>defaultEncoding =           'WinAnsiEncoding'
>can you help with this ?

I think that we use UTF-8 encoding, but I'm not the expert on this
that's Marius. I believe that there's a Beispiel in reportlab/test/test_ which illustrates how to do this.
Robin Becker