Thursday, November 6, 2014
PdfSharp Chinese Encoding
Recently I started to use PdfSharp open source project, this is a great tool and its document rendering speed is great with small-medium sized pdf docs.
Anyway, in our program's pdf export function, it has a requirement to be able to cater for different languages such as CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), etc. I got some hints from pdfsharp's forum, here's what's going to solve the issue:
Private Sub DefineStyles()
' Get the predefined style Normal.
Dim style As Style = Me.document.Styles("Normal")
' Because all styles are derived from Normal, the next line changes the
' font of the whole document. Or, more exactly, it changes the font of
' all styles and paragraphs that do not redefine the font.
style.Font.Name = "Arial Unicode MS" 'This font will make Chinese characters display
' Create a new style called Table based on style Normal
style = Me.document.Styles.AddStyle("Table", "Normal")
style.Font.Name = "Arial Unicode MS"
style.Font.Size = 10 'Default font