3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2010 9:08 PM by kishorekollam

    Indic script display problem - Open Office PDF export does

    kishorekollam

      I am trying to create a PDF document using iText (a Java library) and I found out that Indic script specificaly Malayalam Language Unicode is not displayed properly. Ligature substitution and reordering is not working at all. (See attached image1.png)image1.png

       

       

      However, Open Office does display the text properly (see attached image2.png)

       

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      and when I export this document to a PDF document, the text in the PDF is fine (See attached image3.png).

       

       

       

      I am suprised at this bevahiour. The font I am using in all the three case is FreeSerif.ttf, which has support for Malayalam language and has the Open Type tables that is required for ligature substitutions.

       

      Please help.

       

       

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