Arabic text support for PDF exports

Bharath Kumar shared this idea 2 years ago
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I have configured Arabic language and I have one columns in report with Arabic letters, when exported to PDF the column with Arabic is completely blank

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This has been disussed with the dev team, and something that has been raised as a product enhancement.

We will need to change the PDF libraries to support this, and make a few changes for text right > left, so not that straight forward unfortunately.

Either way, if there are any updates on this we will post them here.


Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.


Regards,

David

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Thanks David..

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no probs

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Hi David,

Here are few more cases with Arabic text, attached image. When Arabic Text combined with English.

Regards

Pratap

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Have an update on this issue, and unfortunately it's not good news.

The inability to support Arabic characters on the exports is actually related to the exporter libraries not supporting it.

Unfortunately the only way to get around this seems to build our own PDF exporter in-house which is not on our immediate road-map.


Sorry for the bad news, though if there are any changes we will let you know.


Regards,

David

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Hi,

Any update on the same.

Regards

Pratap

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Unfortunately Pratap we have not changed the PDF exporter as yet.


We still have plans to change this and hoping to revisit post v9.

Will keep you posted on any updates.


Regards,

David

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Hi David,

This issue is not only related to PDF export but the same we are facing in CSV export.

Regards

Pratap

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Hi Pratap, this should work with .csv, just ensure you're exporting using UTF8-WITH BOM:/e250b563cf3e2e0a623f359495bde711

/88538412bcc84eb903691df76e611c35


Note, when using .XLSX , there is no need to choose encoding type, it just works.


Please let me know if you still have issues with .csv or .xlsx.


Thanks,

David

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