We are using sans-serif font. We are getting the special char from word document. for example: "This is � the special char" The hypen we get from word document is not the mormal ANSI hypen. This seems to be a double byte char. And the Hypen is displayed as # in PDF. We are using FOP.jar for pdf generation.
Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Ok. So apparently the default sans-serif font (sans-serif is just a "family" of fonts, if you weren't aware of that) used by FOP doesn't handle your specific special character too well. Could you try another font?
Joined: Nov 26, 2004
We tried with fonts like Arial, Courier but the special characters remained same. Now we passed UTF-8 encoding to the InputStreamReader. Looks like it works but generates an extra character - �.
subject: Help required regarding special character representation in PDF generated using FOP