[reportlab-users] Bug: Truetype not supported in para module

Dirk Holtwick holtwick at spirito.de
Tue Mar 1 04:47:25 EST 2005

It seems that TrueType fonts are not supported in the platypus.para
module but in tne platypus.paragraph module. PostScript fonts don't
cause trouble. For illustration I added a complete example.

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from reportlab.platypus import *
from reportlab.lib.styles import *
from reportlab.rl_config import *
from reportlab.lib.units import *
import reportlab.platypus.para as para1
import reportlab.platypus.paragraph as para2

import os

styles = getSampleStyleSheet()

text1 = """Test TrueType, <font face="Luxi">Test LUXI,</font> Test End"""
text2 = """Test PostScript, <font face="LettErrorRobot-Chrome">Test LUXI,</font> Test End"""

import reportlab.rl_config
reportlab.rl_config.warnOnMissingFontGlyphs = 0
from reportlab.pdfbase import pdfmetrics
from reportlab.pdfbase.ttfonts import TTFont

def test():

    # TrueType Font
    pdfmetrics.registerFont(TTFont('Luxi', 'veramono.ttf'))

    # PostScript Font
    afmFile = 'LeERC___.AFM'
    pfbFile = 'LeERC___.PFB'

    justFace = pdfmetrics.EmbeddedType1Face(afmFile, pfbFile)
    faceName = 'LettErrorRobot-Chrome'
    justFont = pdfmetrics.Font('LettErrorRobot-Chrome',

    # Document
    doc = SimpleDocTemplate("test.pdf")
    story = []
    story.append(para1.Paragraph(text1, styles["Normal"]))
    story.append(para2.Paragraph(text1, styles["Normal"]))
    story.append(para1.Paragraph(text2, styles["Normal"]))
    story.append(para2.Paragraph(text2, styles["Normal"]))

if __name__=="__main__":
    os.system("start test.pdf")

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