[reportlab-users] Font does not have cmap for Unicode

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Feb 10 12:31:24 EST 2006

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:25:05 +0100, Jose Soares <jo at sferacarta.com> wrote:

>In the user manual at page 47  we can read:
>3.4 Asian Font Support
>We do not yet support TrueType Unicode fonts with subsetting.
>Is this feature yet a missing in ReportLab?

Whether it is or not, that's NOT the problem with this font.  Your "OCR
B" font is not Unicode at all.  It is a symbol font, which means it has
some font-specific character set mapping that Reportlab cannot possibly
understand.  In such fonts, there is no guarantee that the position for
letter "B" actually has anything to do with letter "B".

There are OCR fonts that do have Unicode mappings.  Perhaps you should
search further.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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