Bug 820533 - xhtml2pdf does not support languages other than Latin1
xhtml2pdf does not support languages other than Latin1
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-xhtml2pdf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Major Hayden
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-10 06:18 EDT by Pavel Alexeev
Modified: 2016-07-19 06:05 EDT (History)
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File to reproduce problem (38 bytes, text/plain)
2012-05-14 05:12 EDT, Pavel Alexeev
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pdf produced from attachment? (2.19 KB, application/pdf)
2012-05-14 05:42 EDT, Matthias Runge
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Screenshot (81.16 KB, image/png)
2012-05-16 13:15 EDT, Pavel Alexeev
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Description Pavel Alexeev 2012-05-10 06:18:16 EDT
Description of problem:
In pdf it produce only bold squares instead of any letter not in Latin1 (tested on Russian).
--encoding option does nothing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qf `which xhtml2pdf`

How reproducible:
Comment 1 Matthias Runge 2012-05-10 06:24:39 EDT
Do you have some snippet, to reproduce that? (My keyboard contains only latin characters...)

Comment 2 Pavel Alexeev 2012-05-14 05:12:17 EDT
Created attachment 584300 [details]
File to reproduce problem

I've attach file to reproduce problem.
Comment 3 Matthias Runge 2012-05-14 05:41:31 EDT
your attachment doesn't look very cyrillic for me.

OK, my terminal is utf-8, I got your attachment from bz. 
I used my test-code:
from xhtml2pdf import pisa

def helloWorld():
	filebase = 'test'
	pdf = pisa.CreatePDF(handle.read(), file(filebase+'.pdf','wb'))

if __name__ == '__main__':

(and test.html):
[mrunge@mrungexp ~]$ cat test.html 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
		  English text<br />
Русский текст
(produces the attached test.pdf)
Comment 4 Matthias Runge 2012-05-14 05:42:25 EDT
Created attachment 584304 [details]
pdf produced from attachment?
Comment 5 Matthias Runge 2012-05-14 05:49:50 EDT
The produced test.pdf looks for me exactly the same as the code from attachment https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=584300 but also not as cyrillic as I' expect your contribution.
Comment 6 Pavel Alexeev 2012-05-16 13:15:10 EDT
Created attachment 585023 [details]

Please look at screenshot as I seen it.
Comment 7 Matthias Runge 2012-05-16 16:08:29 EDT
Ok, understood, finally, I can reproduce this; it looks like those font shapes don't exist to in that font rendering the PDF. 

Let's wait and see what upstream answers.
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Comment 9 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-07-03 03:03:31 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 10 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-07-12 00:24:59 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 11 Major Hayden 2015-07-12 00:33:25 EDT
Just took over this package.  Is the issue still present in version 0.0.6?
Comment 12 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 11:09:18 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

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Comment 13 Pavel Alexeev 2015-10-04 13:32:29 EDT
Unfortunately I can't even test it now:

$ xhtml2pdf pdf.input
Reportlab Version 2.1+ is needed!

The following Python packages are required for PISA:
- Reportlab Toolkit >= 2.2 <http://www.reportlab.org/>
- HTML5lib >= 0.11.1 <http://code.google.com/p/html5lib/>

Optional packages:
- pyPDF <http://pybrary.net/pyPdf/>
- PIL <http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/>

No handlers could be found for logger "xhtml2pdf"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/bin/xhtml2pdf", line 9, in <module>
    load_entry_point('xhtml2pdf==0.0.5', 'console_scripts', 'xhtml2pdf')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 558, in load_entry_point
    return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2682, in load_entry_point
    return ep.load()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2355, in load
    return self.resolve()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2361, in resolve
    module = __import__(self.module_name, fromlist=['__name__'], level=0)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/xhtml2pdf/__init__.py", line 41, in <module>
    from xhtml2pdf.util import REPORTLAB22
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/xhtml2pdf/util.py", line 39, in <module>
    raise ImportError("Reportlab Version 2.1+ is needed!")
ImportError: Reportlab Version 2.1+ is needed!

So problem actual.
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