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PDF does not display few locale specific characters correctly



HTMLToPDF is used to generate a PDF file. In the output PDF, text containing locale specific characters is shown as junk values.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

1. Use HTMLToPDF in the activity.
2. Parse the HTML having characters specific to Dutch locale.

Root Cause

The required parameters are not being parsed for HTMLToPDF to work.


This issue is resolved through the following Local-change: 

1. Ensure that the fonts that are referenced in the HTML that is processed into PDF are available on the server.
2. Before the call to HTMLToPDF, set param.pyPDFFontsDirectory = <location of fonts> (for example, "C:\\Windows\\Fonts").

Published June 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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