[reportlab-users] Japanese & other Asian character support
volker.haas at brainbot.com
Thu Oct 14 06:04:37 EDT 2010
On 10/13/2010 06:45 PM, Benjamin Higgins wrote:
> Excellent suggestion with breaking up the text with<font>s. I hadn't
> thought of that. Thanks a lot!
I developed fontswitching for the mwlib project (PDFs from Wikipedia
articles) in the same way Andy suggested above. If you like take a look
This might be overkill, and the documentation isn't exactly great. But
the "fontifyText" method in
does pretty much what you need.
I can supply a minimal example how to use that if you think it's a
> 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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