[Cartoweb-users] iso-8859-2

wochter wochter at seznam.cz
Tue Jun 17 00:44:40 EDT 2008

the problem is in using special czech and slovak (maybe other)
characters with this plugin.
(for example: ľščťžýáí鼊ȍŽÝÁÍÉ)
I changed some e-mails witch Oliver and he confirm this problem.
Plugin exportPdf uses fpdf and it doesn't support utf8 yet.
Last version of fpdf is dated to v1.53 (2004-12-31).

Autor writes:

7. Accented characters are replaced by some strange characters like é.
Don't use UTF-8 encoding. Standard FPDF fonts use ISO-8859-1 or
Windows-1252. It is possible to perform a conversion to ISO-8859-1 with

$str = utf8_decode($str);

But some characters such as Euro won't be translated correctly. If the
iconv extension is available, the right way to do it is the following:

$str = iconv('UTF-8', 'windows-1252', $str);

I don't know exactly how exportPdf plugin works, but it doesn't works
correctly for me.

Thanx for you favour.


Bruno Friedmann  wrote / napísal(a):
> Hi Wochter,
> We use exportPdf, exportCSV and we don't see any error with them apart the fact that if you use excel with csv,
> you need to import and not open the file. But this is a Excel error not a carto one.
> Could you tell me more about what type of trouble you get ? I would be happy to check if we get the same here.
> Thanks.
> WochteR wrote:
>> Yes, it is the way.
>> But still there are troubles with utf8 and exportPdf plugin.
>> wochter
>>> ------------ Pôvodná správa ------------
>>> Od: Bruno Friedmann <bruno at ioda-net.ch>
>>> Predmet: Re: [Cartoweb-users] iso-8859-2
>>> Dátum: 15.6.2008 13:20:55
>>> ----------------------------------------
>>> Dzilberte Bekode wrote:
>>>> Hi 
>>>> I'm trying to implement Slovak language to my project.
>>>> Thats mean to use  ISO-8859-2 series instead of ISO-8859-1.
>>>> But change this is not enough.
>>>> Have somebody already implemented  ISO-8859-2 series  ????
>>>>  Thanks for suggestions.
>>> My suggestion would be : if you can, why do not use UTF-8 instead.
>>> You certainly get a more stable result and some kind of universality.

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