[reportlab-users] ZapfDingbats icon problem
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Fri Nov 24 15:46:43 EST 2006
On Friday 24 November 2006 09:56, Robin Becker wrote:
> Dave S wrote:
> > On Friday 24 November 2006 01:10, François Wautier wrote:
> >> Hi,
> > You are right ! In Adobe reader on XP and Linux its a no show, on
> > Konqueror it shows AOK
> > I thought (reading the reportlab docs) that ZapfDingbats was a guaranteed
> > (built in) font ? I guess not !
> > Thanks for your help
> > Dave
> That font is a builtin with acrobat reader. Any other reader will likely
> present problems;
Ahh ... the reader that came with my copy of XP is adobe reader - so although
reportlab supports ZapfDingbats, adobe reader appears not to so the black
> did you try running the
> reportlab/demos/stdfonts/stdfonts.py demo script.
I just ran it and got the 2 x pdfs, complete with a list of all the
So being a little dumb here ... reportlab has the ZapfDingbats font, If I use
the above script and open the resulting PDF in Linux's Konqueror it shows as
expected. I assume it would show as expected in acrobat reader also.
Sooooo how do I get my pdf to show as expected in XPs standard adobe reader -
at a guess I would have to import the font into the generated PDF document -
or am I missing something ?
Assuming I am right I looked in reportlabs fonts dir but could not find the
ZapfDingbats font there.
Can anyone clarify this for me - I am a little confused
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