ReportLab, PDF and Latin-1 characters
andy at reportlab.com
Thu Mar 13 17:42:34 CET 2003
On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 21:47:24 +0100, in comp.lang.python you wrote:
>Hi - yes, it's me again :)
>Being a native danish speaker, we are blessed with three extra letters
>Working with pdfgen, i get
Well, I wrote pdfgen, and can tell you it doesn't DO Unicode
yet :-) If you pass in an 8-bit string, and the string matches
the encoding of the font, it should work. The default encoding
of the standard fonts is Latin-1.
Exactly what Python are you using? Did you download it
or could it be an in-house build? AFAIR there is a way to enable
'Unicode strings everywhere' either as a compiler option or in
the environment, but I'd have to look at the docs.
Can you just try executing this in a script (with no reportlab in
myString = 'æøå'
and see if you get an error?
Also try running reportlab/lib/codecharts.py like this:
It should generate a PDF document with Latin-1 code
charts on page 1. If not let me know.
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