[reportlab-users] Using Symbola or equivalent Unicode6 font with Reportlab

Mathieu Comandon strycore at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 07:09:17 EST 2014

Hi Robin,

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:

> you just need to download some fonts into the reportlab/fonts folder you

> can get them here


> http://www.reportlab.com/ftp/pfbfer-20070710.zip


> alternatively try removing 'png' from the list of outputs ie

> formats=['pdf'] in the save command. I think we need those T1 font pfbs for

> renderPM output, but not for PDF.


> Thanks, removing the png renderer made the script work (I already had the

fonts installed in reportlab/fonts).

I made some further testing with as many fonts as possible and could not
find any font that would render every langage.
Here is an example of a file with 9 different alphabets rendered with every
font from Windows 7:
file) and this is the script I used to generate the file:

The ReportLab manual has a paragraph on automatic output font substitution
but mentions the Symbol and ZapfDingBats character sets. I assume this does
not work with character sets such as Asian alphabets?

Now that I have a good testing script, I experiment some more with
FontForge and keep you informed if I find anyhting of interest.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://two.pairlist.net/pipermail/reportlab-users/attachments/20140224/dce4edf9/attachment.htm>

More information about the reportlab-users mailing list