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From John Hewson <j...@jahewson.com>
Subject Re: Pdfbox + Unicode
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:20:28 GMT
My advice is to simply use 2.0. Probably 95% of the APIs are stable now, we’re in the final
phases of trying to figure out the last few breaking changes. We don’t have any timeline
though, it’s done when it’s done.

— John

> On 10 Aug 2015, at 13:08, Rakshit Ashtekar <arakshit@tibco.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am working on a project where we need the Unicode support. Currently, I
> am using PDFBox 1.8.7 version. Per your suggestion, I tested the Unicode
> support in current 2.0 dev SNAPSHOT. It works and I was successful in
> supporting the required language. Thanks a lot for adding it in 2.0.
> 
> I am curious to know if there is any decided timeline for the GA version of
> 2.0? When can we expect the 2.0 version to be out for GA?
> 
> If you can provide me some info on the timeline, it would be of great help
> since I can make some decisions for my current project.
> 
> Thank you in advance,
> Rakshit
> 
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 9:50 PM, John Hewson <john@jahewson.com> wrote:
> 
>> This is a known issue with 1.8 which has been fixed in the 2.0 trunk.
>> There isn't an official release but you can use a development snapshot.
>> 
>> -- John
>> 
>>> On 6 Jan 2015, at 14:19, tim@ainfach.de wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> i am trying to print a "€" char using pdfbox. The char will end up in "þÿ
>>> ¬".
>>> i tryed to use PDType1Font.HELVETICA and loading Open Sans using
>>> "PDTrueTypeFont.loadTTF(document, "Open_Sans/OpenSans-Regular.ttf");
>>> 
>>> i googled and found a lot of hacks around this issue, but i need to
>> calculate the
>>> width of the text later on.
>>> 
>>> is there a useable unicode / utf-8 support in pdfbox?
>>> 
>>> thanks,
>>> Tim
>> 


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