[fpc-pascal] fpPDF and support of Latin2 charset

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Mar 20 12:10:03 CET 2019

On Wed, 20 Mar 2019, LacaK wrote:

>>>>> Is there way how to get correct PDF file WITHOUT embedding full 
>>>>> Courier font?
>>>> You can embed only the needed characters for every font ?
>>> Probably yes, but fpPDF will not handle this automatically? AFAIK I 
>>> can not control this.
>>> But why I get unreadable characters? What I am doing wrong ?
>> It seems that there is problem specific to CourierNew font (cour.ttf).
>> With Arial (arial.ttf) it works as expected.
>> Attached program which demonstrates problem.
> Reported as bug https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=35251
> (probably there is problem in parsing Courier New TTF font?)

I am not sure this is the reason.

I suspect that the Arial font has unicode glyphs, and courier not.

Because how is the PDF generator supposed to know that it should transcode your text to latin 2 ?


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