[reportlab-users] Encoding UTF-8 instead of PDFDoc

Koki Nomura nomura at agic.cc
Wed Mar 1 00:05:20 EST 2017


pdfdocEnc() in pdfdoc.py raises a UnicodeEncodeError as below when I
process a PDF file with Unicode characters. I'm running my script on Python

UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\x00' in
position 11: character maps to <undefined>

This error disappears when I change the encoding from extpdfdoc to utf-8 in
this block of code.

if isPy3:
    def pdfdocEnc(x):
        return x.encode('extpdfdoc') if isinstance(x,str) else x

While I don't fully understand 'extpdfdoc' encoding, can we change this
encoding to utf-8 as PDF specifications allow to use Unicode as well as

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