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Unsupported encoding error when using a custom font while creating a PDF

Syncfusion Version:

Assembly: Syncfusion.Pdf.WP

When attempting to use a custom font in a PDF in a Windows Phone 8.1 (WinRT) application using code like the following:

    fileStream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("Namespace.Assets.verdana.ttf");

    PdfTrueTypeFont font = new PdfTrueTypeFont(fileStream, 25, PdfFontStyle.Regular);

you get an exception like this in the simulator:

    'windows-1252' is not a supported encoding name. Parameter name: name

       at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.internalGetCodePageFromName(String name)

       at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.GetCodePageFromName(String name)

       at System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(String name)

       at Syncfusion.Pdf.Graphics.TtfReader..cctor()

I notice that in your sample pdf code, you have commented out some code which uses a custom font. If you uncomment this code, then you get the same error.

Is there a way round this?

1 Reply

CM Chinnu Muniyappan Syncfusion Team April 12, 2016 12:28 PM UTC

Hi Mark,

We were able to reproduce the problem and have logged defect report regarding this. A support incident to track the status of this defect has been created under your account. Please log on to our support website to check for further updates


Please let us know if you have any questions.


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