[reportlab-users] Re: Using UTF-8 strings with ReportLab.

Matthew Somerville matthew at mysociety.org
Tue Dec 20 19:18:57 EST 2005

Andy Robinson wrote:
> Jorge Godoy wrote:
>> I've found a message from August 2004 saying that Platypus doesn't 
>> support UTF-8 but that it was being integrated into ReportLab...  There
>> isn't any way to achieve that?
> We have a branch in our repository which runs cleanly with Unicode and 
> UTF8 in most everyday respects.

That's good to hear; as I've posted previously, I have UTF-8 working 
perfectly with ReportLab using TTF fonts - the only thing I'd ask if at all 
possible is that I could give a series of fonts for a string and then if a 
particular glyph was missing from the first, it would go down the line 
trying each font in turn. On PledgeBank, I have to use different fonts 
manually in order to get characters to display.

> The good news is that we signed a project today which commits us to
> delivering good quality Japanese output in Q1, which in turn means we
> will probably make it the trunk, finish this off, and call it "Version
> 2.0" via a series of alpha and beta releases in Jan/Feb/Mar.

Yay. :-)


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