Export issue to PDF - broken character encoding
When exporting ticket to PDF, some national characters are broken. Probably bad support for UTF-8 or maybe PDF convertor doesn't use appropriate font with full UTF-8 support.
Here is example:
#2 Updated by Nikolay Solakov almost 10 years ago
I think I found something about this problem:
the fonts in the generated pdf file are Helvetica, Helvetica-Bold and Helvetica-Oblique
I don't have these fonts and the Acrobat Reader uses some arial fonts, but it seems they don't support full utf-8.
So, the result is broken characters (in my case Bulgarian).
JP, if there is a way to change the font in the pdf when exporting it, please try it.
#5 Updated by Thomas Lecavelier over 9 years ago
There news about PDF generation.
- Michael Baikov successfully upgrade Redmine with the latest rfpdf, see this thread
- There's a new cool kid in the place: Prawn is a full ruby PDF generator. Easy usage, nice features (text + images and so on) and of course deal great with UTF-8 and fonts.
Could be interesting to compare rfpdf and Prawn...
#8 Updated by Michael Baikov over 9 years ago
I checked several things. Prawn can be used there, but lacks certain features: bold/italic fonts are most important to make reports identical to those, which created with rfpdf right now. I will add Prawn support to redmine, but i do not want to fix prawn as well :)