Adding Different Fonts in PDF (.NET Core/Framework)

Different font files can be used to display text in PDF document. Adding fonts using DynamicPDF Generator is simple and easy.

How to add Open Type Fonts in PDF

Below are the steps and sample code to add Open Type Fonts in PDF document using the Generator product.

Steps for adding Open Type Font to a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to the document.
  3. Create a OpenTypeFont object and specify the font filename.
  4. Create a TextArea object and specify the font and add it to the page.
  5. Save the PDF document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();

Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add( page );
           
// Create a OpenType font class.
OpenTypeFont openTypeFont = new OpenTypeFont( "verdana.otf" ); 
// Use the OpenType font in a text area Page Element. 
page.Elements.Add( new TextArea("Text", 0, 0, 200, 12, openTypeFont, 12 ) );   

document.Draw(@"C:\Output.pdf");        

How to use Type1 Fonts in PDF

Below are the steps and sample code to use a Type1 Font in PDF document using the Generator product.

Steps for using Fonts in a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to the document.
  3. Create a Type1Font object and provide the font file name.
  4. Create a TextArea page element and specify the font and other necessary parameters.
  5. Add Text Area to the Page.
  6. Save the PDF document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();

Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add( page );
           
Type1Font type1Font = new Type1Font( @"C:\Eras.pfm", @"C:\Eras.pfb" );
page.Elements.Add( new TextArea( "Text", 0, 0, 200, 12, type1Font, 12 ) );      

document.Draw(@"C:\Output.pdf");        

How to use CJK Fonts in PDF

Seven of the fonts included with Adobe's Asian Font Pack can be used in a PDF document and do not need to be embedded into a PDF document when it is created. The only requirement is that the system where the PDF is being viewed should have the Asian Font Pack installed. The 7 CJK PDF fonts are accessed through static properties on the Font class:

Japanese

  1. Font.HeiseiKakuGothicW5
  2. Font.HeiseiMinchoW3

Korean

  1. Font.HanyangSystemsGothicMedium
  2. Font.HanyangSystemsShinMyeongJoMedium

Simplified Chinese

  1. ont.SinoTypeSongLight

Traditional Chinese

  1. Font.MonotypeHeiMedium
  2. Font.MonotypeSungLight

Below are the steps and sample code to use CJK Fonts in PDF document using the Generator product.

Steps for using CJK Fonts in a PDF Document

  1. Create a Document object.
  2. Create a Page object and add it to the document.
  3. Use the font to create a TextArea page element and specify the font and other necessary parameters.
  4. Save the PDF document.

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();

Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add( page );
           
page.Elements.Add( new TextArea( "CJK Text", 0, 0, 200, 12, Font.HeiseiKakuGothicW5, 16 ) );         

document.Draw(@"C:\Output.pdf");        

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