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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.0, 2.0.3, 3.0.0 PDFBox
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.4, 3.0.0 PDFBox
    • Component/s: FontBox
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      Test
    • Flags:
      Important

      Description

      special characters are not supporting in my program
      eg: "α"(alpha)

      My sample code:

      package com.test;
      
      import java.io.IOException;
      import java.util.ArrayList;
      import java.util.List;
      
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDDocument;
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDPage;
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDPageContentStream;
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.common.PDRectangle;
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont;
      import org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDType1Font;
      
      public class SimpleTest {
      
      	public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
      		SimpleTest s = new SimpleTest();
      		s.pdfGeneration();
      	}
      
      	public void pdfGeneration() throws IOException {
      		String outputFileName = "Simple123.pdf";
      
      		// Create a document and add a page to it
      		PDDocument document = new PDDocument();
      		PDPage page1 = new PDPage(PDRectangle.A4);
      		// PDRectangle.LETTER and others are also possible
      		PDRectangle rect = page1.getMediaBox();
      		// rect can be used to get the page width and height
      		document.addPage(page1);
      
      		// Create a new font object selecting one of the PDF base fonts
      		PDFont fontPlain = PDType1Font.HELVETICA;
      		PDFont fontBold = PDType1Font.HELVETICA_BOLD;
      		PDFont fontItalic = PDType1Font.HELVETICA_OBLIQUE;
      		PDFont fontMono = PDType1Font.COURIER;
      
      		// Start a new content stream which will "hold" the to be created
      		// content
      		PDPageContentStream cos = new PDPageContentStream(document, page1);
      
      		int line = 0;
      
      		List<String> sampleData = new ArrayList<String>();
      		sampleData.add("ss1 s");
      		sampleData.add("dd α");
      		// String tt ="sss";
      		for (String tt : sampleData) {
      			++line;
      			drawText(cos, fontPlain,  tt, rect, line);
      
      		}
      		cos.close();
      
      		document.save(outputFileName);
      		document.close();
      	}
      
      	public void drawText(PDPageContentStream cos, PDFont fontPlain,String text,
      			PDRectangle rect, int line) throws IOException {
      
      		try {
      
      			cos.beginText();
      			cos.setFont(fontPlain, 12);
      			cos.newLineAtOffset(100, rect.getHeight() - 50 * (line));
      			cos.showText(text);
      			cos.endText();
      		} catch (Exception e) {
      			e.printStackTrace();
      		//	cos.endText();
      		} 
      	}
      }
      

      Exception:

      java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: U+03B1 ('alpha') is not available in this font's encoding: WinAnsiEncoding
      	at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDType1Font.encode(PDType1Font.java:345)
      	at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.font.PDFont.encode(PDFont.java:286)
      	at org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.PDPageContentStream.showText(PDPageContentStream.java:411)
      	at com.test.SimpleTest.drawText(SimpleTest.java:67)
      	at com.test.SimpleTest.pdfGeneration(SimpleTest.java:50)
      	at com.test.SimpleTest.main(SimpleTest.java:18)
      

      And also please let me know whether pdf box will supports for localization or not?

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            • Assignee:
              tilman Tilman Hausherr
              Reporter:
              ks19031985@gmail.com KUMARA SWAMY PALLUKURI
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