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Converting HTML to PDF for Hebrew version of our website getting gibberish in the rendered PDF

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Our hebrew website which has a dynamic PDF generated based out of the html and passed to itext pdf getting gibberish. We use itext pdf 5.5.5 version and 

also set  UTF-8 as a charset and Arial unicode MS.ttf has been used.  The fonts getting all content changed to question marks (???) .  The issue is only for hebrew, seems were missing something to set the required parameters.

Please provide us some insights to verify .


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Community Manager
Community Manager


This seems like issue with iText PDF.

Please reach out to Itext PDF support for more help :-

but, I found out one good reference for this problem:-


//How to solve this? Use the UNICODE notation: "\u0627\u0644\u0645\u0648\u0642\u0639 \u0627\u0644\u0625\u0644\u0643\u062a\u0631\u0648\u0646\u064a"

I hope this might help you.

Thanks and Regards

Kautuk Sahni