[reportlab-users] PDFs generated by ReportLab not printing

King Simon-NFHD78 simon.king at motorola.com
Fri May 22 08:57:41 EDT 2009

> -----Original Message-----

> From: reportlab-users-bounces at reportlab.com

> [mailto:reportlab-users-bounces at reportlab.com] On Behalf Of

> Roberto Alsina

> Sent: 22 May 2009 13:49

> To: Support list for users of Reportlab software

> Subject: Re: [reportlab-users] PDFs generated by ReportLab

> not printing


> 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.


That looks interesting. The Sans-only package is only 367k as well,
which doesn't seem too much to add to an installer. I don't know how I
missed the DejaVu fonts when I was researching this before.

Thanks for the suggestion,


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