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 Post subject: Special charachters in OBBLM pdf rosters?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 am 
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Hi all

I have a roster where I've (unwisely) chosen a whole load of non-standard charachters:
http://nzcbbl.obblm.com/index.php?secti ... &obj_id=25

Unfortunately, when I output to PDF, it generates a bit of a messy series of question marks in their place:
http://nzcbbl.obblm.com/handler.php?typ ... detailed=0

Is this an issue with OBBLM or the pdf viewer I'm using? Any pointers on what I can do to correct it?

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 Post subject: Re: Special charachters in OBBLM pdf rosters?
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Unfortunately you cannot simply "fix" this.
The PDF generating library that OBBLM uses has difficulties with working the same text encoding as PHP (and the database). Thus, when converting the text encodings of player and team names, not all characters can be represented in the smaller range of symbols supported in the text encoding that the PDF library uses.

Nicholas.


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 Post subject: Re: Special charachters in OBBLM pdf rosters?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:30 am 
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Okay, no worries. So I should just switch to Roman characters only?

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 Post subject: Re: Special charachters in OBBLM pdf rosters?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:13 pm 
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These are the characters which should be supported: http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~stolfi/EXPORT ... oding.html


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 Post subject: Re: Special charachters in OBBLM pdf rosters?
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:25 am 
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Great, thanks Nicholas. I'll amend accordingly. Cheers!

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