universal unicode font for reportlab

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at shopzeus.com
Wed Sep 10 15:34:05 CEST 2008


Ross Ridge wrote:
> Terry Reedy  <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>   
>> Sorry, I posted the wrong name.
>> Ariel Unicode MS is the one that seems pretty complete.
>>     
> ...
>   
>> From the MS, I would guess that is a Windows font too ;-).
>>     
>
> It's made by Microsoft, but it's not a standard Windows font.  I think
> it comes with Microsoft Office.
>   
I need to use HTML anyway. I realized that universal unicode fonts are 
above 5MB in size. The report would be a 10KB PDF, but I need to embed 
the font before I can send it to anyone. Since some reports needs to be 
sent in emails, I need to use something else. I cannot be sending 10MB 
emails for  "one page" reports.

I ended up implementing the reports in HTML. I'm assuming that the 
user's browser is capable of displaying any characters needed. Now there 
is another problem: how to print an HTML without page header/footer 
information, from a browser? But that is another problem and probably 
has nothing to do with Python.

Thanks for your help anyway.

Best,

   Laszlo




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