[reportlab-users] Rendering ZapfDingbats characters in Reportlab 2.3

Tony Rich aerich at fastmail.com.au
Thu Jul 15 03:00:00 EDT 2010

I need to render a few ZapfDingbats characters in PDFs generated
using python 2.5.2 and Reportlab 2.3 - Ubuntu Linux only.

This used to work perfectly in Reportlab 1.2 but not in RL 2.x.

So far, no matter what unicode character I send, after setting
the font to
ZapfDingbats, the display in Ubuntu Linux (any reader at all) is
a black square.

Note that all characters in every other font generated are
displayed properly,
such as Times, Helvetica, etc, and Reportlab is currently doing
this in a production

Can anyone shed light on why the ZapfDingbats characters will NOT
come up
on Evince, Kpdf, Okular, or any other reader, when generating a
PDF in Reportlab
2.3 - but WILL WORK in Reportlab 1.2 ??
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