Fonts from jars (and font packs):
CID fonts are Postscript-based fonts which can support a large number
of characters (65,536 max). The format is often used for CJK fonts
(CJK = Chinese Japanese Korean). CID format makes it possible to change
the character order (encoding) of a font through the use of character-to-glyph tables (CMaps)
which are external to the font.
If you want to use CJK fonts in iText, you need an extra jar:
If you want to be able to read the text you generated with iText using CJK fonts,
you will also need to download and install a special
font pack for Acrobat Reader
(or maybe your Reader will ask you to install such a font pack upon opening a PDF file with CJK fonts).
For the rest, creating a CJK font supported by the iTextAsian.jar is as easy as using any other font:
BaseFont bfChinese = BaseFont.createFont("STSong-Light", "UniGB-UCS2-H", BaseFont.NOT_EMBEDDED);
Font FontChinese = new Font(bfChinese, 12, Font.NORMAL);
Paragraph p = new Paragraph(chinese, FontChinese);
Skip to the direction
-section if you want to know how to write vertical text!
This is the list of fonts supported in the iTextAsian.jar:
- Chinese Simplified:
STSong-Light and STSongStd-Light with the encodings UniGB-UCS2-H and UniGB-UCS2-V
- Chinese Traditional:
MHei-Medium, MSung-Light and MSungStd-Light with the encodings UniCNS-UCS2-H and UniCNS-UCS2-V
HeiseiMin-W3, HeiseiKakuGo-W5 and KozMinPro-Regular with the encodings
UniJIS-UCS2-H, UniJIS-UCS2-V, UniJIS-UCS2-HW-H and UniJIS-UCS2-HW-V
HYGoThic-Medium, HYSMyeongJo-Medium and HYSMyeongJoStd with the encodings UniKS-UCS2-H and UniKS-UCS2-V
利用TTF（true type fonts）
Fonts from files:
TTF Files (True Type Fonts)
The True Type
font format was developed by Apple Computer, Inc.,
and has been adopted as a standard font format for the MicroSoft Windows operating system.
You will find lots of TTF files in the directory 'C:/WINDOWS/FONTS'.
These font files can be read by iText. It doesn't matter on which operating system you are working:
you can use a ttf-file on LINUX as well as on Apple computers as long as you don't violate any
copyrights that may rest on the font (in which case iText will throw an exception).
Using a True Type font: see