[reportlab-users] czech characters

Matej Pivoluska reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:44:41 +0100

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 10:21:19PM -0000, Andy Robinson wrote:

   import reportlab.fonts.ce

> > The xfntscl2.tar.bz2 file is 1 Mb. It contains some free Type 1 
> > iso-8859-2 fonts AFAIK originally made by URW. These fonts are the basis 
> > of Redhat and SUSE rpms. I haven't found it on the ftp server where this 
> > file was downloaded from, but I can upload it anywhere or attache it an 
> > e-mail.
> > 
> Thanks.  Were you subscribed to this list on Friday? I set up
> a contributors FTP area then.  If you just joined, I'll
> repeat the details

I think that these fonts are a part of ghostscript distribution. (Nimbus Roman, -Sans, -Mono)

I needed to use slovak characters (similar to czech ;). Usage of truetype fonts
and everything in utf8 works for me well. 

But at first moment I was surprised that reportlab didn't worked with python unicode strings. 
I needed these strings explicitly encoded to utf8.