slayer35 slayer35 - 2 months ago 25x
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Html to pdf some characters are missing (itextsharp)

I want to export gridview to pdf by using the itextsharp library. The problem is that some turkish characters such as İ,ı,Ş,ş etc... are missing in the pdf document. The code used to export the pdf is:

protected void LinkButtonPdf_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
Response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=FileName.pdf");
System.IO.StringWriter stringWrite = new StringWriter();
System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter htmlWrite = new HtmlTextWriter(stringWrite);
StringReader reader = new StringReader(textConvert(stringWrite.ToString()));
Document doc = new Document(PageSize.A4);
HTMLWorker parser = new HTMLWorker(doc);
PdfWriter.GetInstance(doc, Response.OutputStream);
public static string textConvert(string S)
if (S == null) { return null; }
System.Text.Encoding encFrom = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
System.Text.Encoding encTo = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
string str = S;
Byte[] b = encFrom.GetBytes(str);
return encTo.GetString(b);
catch { return null; }

Note: when I want to insert characters into the pdf document, the missing characters are shown in it. I insert the characters with this code:

BaseFont bffont = BaseFont.CreateFont("C:\\WINDOWS\\Fonts\\arial.ttf", BaseFont.IDENTITY_H, BaseFont.NOT_EMBEDDED);
Font fontozel = new Font(bffont, 12, Font.NORMAL, new Color(0, 0, 0));
doc.Add(new Paragraph("İİııŞŞşşĞĞğğ", fontozel));


Finaly I think I found the solution,I changed itextsharp source code a little in order to show turkish characters.(turkish character code is cp1254)

I add "public const string CP1254 = "Cp1254";" to [BaseFont.cs] in the source code.

After that I modify the [FactoryProperties.cs].I changed like this;

public Font GetFont(ChainedProperties props)
I don't write the whole code.I changed only code below;
------------Default itextsharp code------------------------------------------------------
  if (encoding == null)
                encoding = BaseFont.WINANSI;
            return fontImp.GetFont(face, encoding, true, size, style, color);
-------------modified code--------------------------------------------

            encoding = BaseFont.CP1254;
            return fontImp.GetFont("C:\\WINDOWS\\Fonts\\arial.ttf", encoding, true, size, style, color);

.After I compile new dll ,and missing characters are shown.