[reportlab-users] PDFs generated by ReportLab not printing

King Simon-NFHD78 simon.king at motorola.com
Wed May 27 05:41:47 EDT 2009

Robin Becker wrote:


> as we currently handle TTF fonts we are creating subsets each with

their own

> encoding vector. Text using the font uses this encoding vector instead

of a more

> standard form. We also create and output the ToUnicode object ie a

mapping from

> our subset to unicode. I believe that's to allow for translation of

our encoded

> strings into unicode for searching etc etc.


> FWIW I think the default is to have the first 128 entries of our first

subset be

> equivalent to ascii 0-127. That allows for readability of the text

strings in a

> common case.

> --

> Robin Becker

OK - thanks very much for letting me know.

Does anyone else on the list use the font "Arial Unicode MS" in their
PDFs, and if so, are they able to print those PDFs on a Postscript
printer? Given that such a simple test case triggers the error, I'm
surprised that I'm the only that's seeing the problem, which leads me to
believe that I'm doing something silly. I would really appreciate it if
someone could confirm that they at least see the same behaviour that I

Thanks again,


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