[Solved] Issue rendering UTF-8 or Unicode characters in HTML and PDFs

December 11th, 2018 / by api2pdf /


Api2Pdf is popular all over the world and therefore we have customers who need to generate PDFs in many different languages. One problem that has come up recently is that a customer needed to render characters from their native language: Dutch. Dutch has some special characters that require unicode or UTF-8. For example, these: éëïóöü. But, when PDFs were being generated, it was showing up as: Ã©Ã«Ã¯Ã³Ã¶Ã¼

Render Special Characters in PDF

To add unicode and utf-8 in PDFs, you need to add <meta charset=”UTF-8″> to the <head> section in your HTML. That’s all there is to it!

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