[reportlab-users] PDFs generated by ReportLab not printing

Roberto Alsina ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Fri May 22 08:48:43 EDT 2009

King Simon-NFHD78 writes:

> As an aside - how do people generally deal with this problem: Our

> application generates reports which can contain arbitrary user-defined

> strings. How do we go about selecting a font for use in the report? We

> provide a user interface so that the user can select their own font, but

> we'd also like to select a reasonable default whenever possible. We

> chose Arial Unicode MS as the default (when we detect that it is

> installed), since it seems to be able to display most Unicode

> characters. I'd be interested to know if anyone has any better

> solutions?

You could ship DejaVu Sans. Not full unicode coverage (no thai, for example)
but pretty good, and free, and you are allowed to embed it.

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