[reportlab-users] Unicode use with reportlab

Marco Bizzarri m.bizzarri at icube.it
Mon Jan 24 09:20:53 EST 2005

andy at reportlab.com wrote:
> This is actually the main subject of "version 2.0", which will accept 
> Unicode everywhere;
> I hope less than 8 weeks away.
> In version 1.x, it is your responsibility to encode input in the same 
> encoding as
> the fonts you select.  If you use the standard Type 1 fonts (Helvetica, 
> Times,
> Courier) you should encode you input in Latin-1; if using TrueType fonts,
> you can encode input in UTF8.  The Python codecs package can convert
> for you in one line.
> This is obviously a major problem for anyone mixing fonts within a
> document, which is why it neds fixing; and the change will probably
> disrupt things for a lot of people, which is why it will get a major
> version number!
> Best regards,
> Andy Robinson

Hi Andy.

Thank you for your quick answer. Now two others:

What are the TrueType fonts available on ReportLab on Linux to use? And 
how can I select them from reportlab?


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