[reportlab-users] TTF unicode support patch

Sakesun Roykiattisak sakesun at boonthavorn.com
Sun Apr 3 23:19:15 EDT 2005

Basicly, I know nothing about TTF or PDF.  Anyway, I want reportlab to
work with my language (Thai).
I've made a little change to PDFTextObjet._formatText in

def _formatText(self, text):
     "Generates PDF text output operator(s)"
     if self._dynamicFont:
         # Add the following line
         if isinstance(text, unicode): text = text.encode('utf-8')

Now my language is working.  I just wonder if it would break anything.
And I also wonder why it was not implemented this way from the first
instance ?

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