[reportlab-users] Re: Re: Re: Looking for a How-to to get me
godoy at ieee.org
Sat May 6 19:26:45 EDT 2006
Andy Robinson wrote:
> Actually this is what just changed in a big way on the trunk last month,
> and will become the "version 2.0" label in the next week or two. It
> just got much simpler, and this part will be very clearly documented in
> the "What's new" page for the release - I promise!
It will be great, since without that RL gets almost useless in a lot of
cases where you have to deal with mathematics, foreign characters, etc.
> Check out the trunk from subversion - instructions here:
I'll that, indeed. I'm going to need better and more controlled reporting
facilities real soon. It might be easier to do that with a PDF file
instead of tuning a CSS stylesheet for printing...
> I hope to check in a tutorial-style test case this weekend and I'll put
> your words in ;-) It should accept UTF8 or unicode objects virtually
Hey, thanks. They were just some words I thought that could make an easy
example about a shopping list :-) (i.e., a double example in Ben's case,
where he'd show both Unicode and listings).
> anywhere, and if it doesn't then we want to know right now. The few
> remaining issues are things like Outline entries and meta-info for the
> document (Creator Author etc.), which use a weird internal Adobe
> encoding, and currently are passed straight through.
I see. But my main concern is with the contents of the document, mainly
with titles, tables, paragraphs and lists.
> We've just done a massive unicode-based project serving thousands of
> documents per day in Japanese, German, English and four Scandinavian
> languages. So we're pretty confident our unicode support is
> battle-tested and working.
This is *really* cool! Congratulations! :-)
If it gets easy and with Ben's document, I believe there will be more happy
users around the globe. ;-)
Including mathematical symbols should also be interesting to test. For
example (these are using Arial, so if you don't read them correctly,
changing the font might help): ± (plus/minus), × (multiplication), ÷
But just the "fruit list" will be great :-)
Thanks again for this great improvement. I'll be downloading from your
Jorge Godoy <godoy at ieee.org>
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