I have a web form that users can fill out and that content fills up a PDF with FPDF and PHP. When a user enters a word with an apostrophe, a slash appears before it on the PDF.
Similarly, special characters like trademark symbols are encoded wrong.
The FPDF FAQs say to use:
$str = utf8_decode($str);
Figured this out by doing the following (pagesubtitle is the name of the text field in the form):
$reportSubtitle = stripslashes($_POST['pagesubtitle']); $reportSubtitle = iconv('UTF-8', 'windows-1252', $reportSubtitle);
Then print it out:
$pdf->Write (6, $reportSubtitle);
This will remove any unwanted slashes following apostrophes, as well as use the 'iconv' function to print special characters such as ™