Using Text Encodings in PDF

Using text encoding in a PDF using DynamicPDF Core Suite is straightforward.

When using a non-symbolic (Symbol and ZapfDingbats being the exception) Core Font, Latin 1 encoding is used by default. Alternate encodings can be specified when needed to allow access to characters that are specific to those encodings. These encodings are accessed through static properties on the Encoder class:

Encoder.CentralEurope - Code Page 1250 Encoder.Latin1 - Code Page 1252 or WinANSI Encoding Encoder.Turkish - Code Page 1254 Encoder.Baltic - Code Page 1257 Encoder.Latin2 - ISO 8859-2 Encoder.Latin9 - ISO 8859-15

How to Use Text Encoding in PDF

Below are the steps and sample code to use Text Encoding in PDF document using DynamicPDF Core Suite.

Steps for Using Text Encoding in a PDF Document

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

Sample Code - C#

Document document = new Document();

Page page = new Page();
document.Pages.Add( page );
Font centralEuropeHelveticaFont = new Helvetica( Encoder.CentralEurope );
page.Elements.Add( new TextArea( "Text", 0, 0, 200, 12, centralEuropeHelveticaFont, 12 ) );      


Be certain to use the DynamicPDF Core Suite encoder (using Encoder = ceTe.DynamicPDF.Text.Encoder;)

GitHub Project

Clone or view the example project at GitHub. This example code is contained in the Examples/TextEncodingExample.cs file.

Clone or View Example Project on GitHub

Getting Started

NuGet Package

DynamicPDF Core Suite is available on NuGet and is part of the ceTe.DynamicPDF.CoreSuite.NET package. The easiest way to install the package is through the Visual Studio Package Manager. You can also download the package directly from NuGet.

NuGet Package ID: ceTe.DynamicPDF.CoreSuite.NET

DynamicPDF Core Suite Information

DynamicPDF Core Suite contains over 75 page elements so you can add rich content to the PDFs you create:

  • Images
  • Text Objects (TextArea and Label)
  • HTML
  • Barcodes (47 types)
  • Form Fields
  • Charts

More information can be found on the DynamicPDF Core Suite webpage.

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DynamicPDF Core Suite is available for the Java and COM/ActiveX platforms. Refer to the respective product pages for more details.

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