[reportlab-users] Japanese & other Asian character support

Benjamin Higgins bhiggins at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 12:45:43 EDT 2010


Excellent suggestion with breaking up the text with <font>s. I hadn't
thought of that. Thanks a lot!


On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:00 AM, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:

> On 12 October 2010 22:58, Benjamin Higgins <bhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I have a bunch of text that includes Latin *and* Japenese characters,

>> all intermixed (really!).  It may also, someday, include other Asian

>> characters.  I want the Latin characters in Helvetica and the Japanese

>> characters in whatever makes the most sense.  Right now the Japanese

>> characters show up as black squares.  How do I best approach this?



> The simplest approach for you would be to see if you can live with the

> Latin glyphs in the built-in Japanese fonts.


> Otherwise, you would need to scan through your paragraphs and break

> them into chunks based on the Unicode code points, using the <font>

> tag which can be embedded to switch fonts in mid-text.


> - Andy

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