[reportlab-users] "setfont" tag in RML seems not to work propelry

Ulrich Weber reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 11:59:04 +0200

When using the setfont tag in RML with a font name different from
"Helvetica" or "Times-Roman" I get a python exception as shown in the
following example:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" standalone="no" ?>
<!DOCTYPE document SYSTEM "rml_1_0.dtd">
<document filename="dummy.pdf">
 <template pageSize="(21cm, 29.7cm)" leftMargin="2cm" rightMargin="2cm"
topMargin="2.5cm" bottomMargin="2.5cm">
  <pageTemplate id="main">
    <setFont name="Helvetica-Bold" size="14"/>
    <drawString x="2cm" y="28.0cm">test</drawString>
   <frame id="body" x1="1.8cm" y1="2.5cm"  width="17.4cm" height="24.7cm"/>
  <para>This is the "story". This is the part of the RML document where
your text is placed.</para>

Resulting python message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Program
line 310, in RunScript
    exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__
  File "D:\AR_Tool\AR_Tool_V9.1\AR_Tool\Script1.py", line 27, in ?
    x = parseString(rml)
  File "trml2pdf\trml2pdf.py", line 518, in parseString
  File "trml2pdf\trml2pdf.py", line 148, in render
  File "trml2pdf\trml2pdf.py", line 507, in render
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\platypus\doctemplate.py", line
650, in build
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\platypus\doctemplate.py", line
607, in _endBuild
    if getattr(self,'_doSave',1): self.canv.save()
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\pdfgen\canvas.py", line 847, in
    self._doc.SaveToFile(self._filename, self)
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\pdfbase\pdfdoc.py", line 234, in
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\pdfbase\pdfdoc.py", line 256, in
    return self.format()
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\pdfbase\pdfdoc.py", line 413, in
    return File.format(self)
  File "D:\Program
Files\Python23\lib\site-packages\reportlab\pdfbase\pdfdoc.py", line 770, in
    return string.join(self.strings, "")
  File "D:\Program Files\Python23\Lib\string.py", line 135, in join
    return sep.join(words)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x93 in position 11:
ordinal not in range(128)

As stated above, font names "Helvetica" and "Times-Roman" work fine, all
other font names don't work.

I am using Python 2.3; may this cause the problem ?

I am looking forward to your advice!

Ulrich Weber