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How to draw Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language text in PDF using C# and VB.NET

Platform: WinForms |
Control: PDF

Syncfusion Essential PDF is a .NET PDF library used to create, read, and edit PDF documents. Using this library, you can draw Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language text in PDF using C# and VB.NET.

Steps to draw Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language text in PDF programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project. Create a console application project
  2. Install the Syncfusion.Pdf.WinForms NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework application from NuGet.org. NuGet package reference screenshot
  3. Include the following namespaces in the Program.cs file.


using Syncfusion.Pdf;
using Syncfusion.Pdf.Graphics;
using System.Drawing;



Imports Syncfusion.Pdf
Imports Syncfusion.Pdf.Graphics
Imports System.Drawing


  1. Use the following code snippet to draw Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language text in PDF document.


//Create a new PDF document
PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument();
//Add a page to the document
PdfPage page = document.Pages.Add();
//Create PDF graphics for the page
PdfGraphics graphics = page.Graphics;
//Set the standard font for Chinese and Japanese text
PdfFont font = new PdfCjkStandardFont(PdfCjkFontFamily.HeiseiMinchoW3, 20);
//Draw the text
graphics.DrawString("Chinese : 你好,世界", font, PdfBrushes.Black, new PointF(30, 30));
graphics.DrawString("Japanese : こんにちは世界", font, PdfBrushes.Black, new PointF(30, 60));
//Set the font for Korean text
font = new PdfCjkStandardFont(PdfCjkFontFamily.HanyangSystemsShinMyeongJoMedium, 20); 
graphics.DrawString("Korean : 안녕하세요 세계", font, PdfBrushes.Black, new PointF(30,90));
//Save the document
//Close the document
//This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF Viewer



'Create a new PDF document
 Dim document As New PdfDocument()
 'Add a page to the document
 Dim page As PdfPage = document.Pages.Add()
 'Create PDF graphics for the page
 Dim graphics As PdfGraphics = page.Graphics
 'Set the standard font for Chinese and Japanese text
 Dim font As PdfFont = New PdfCjkStandardFont(PdfCjkFontFamily.HeiseiMinchoW3, 20)
 'Draw the text
 graphics.DrawString("Chinese : 你好,世界", font, PdfBrushes.Black, New PointF(30, 30))
 graphics.DrawString("Japanese : こんにちは世界", font, PdfBrushes.Black, New PointF(30, 60))
 'Set the font for Korean text
 font = New PdfCjkStandardFont(PdfCjkFontFamily.HanyangSystemsShinMyeongJoMedium, 20)
 graphics.DrawString("Korean : 안녕하세요 세계", font, PdfBrushes.Black, New PointF(30, 90))
 'Save the document
 'Close the document
 'This will open the PDF file so, the result will be seen in default PDF Viewer


A complete working sample can be downloaded from CJKUnicodeTextSample.zip.

By executing the program, you will get the PDF document as follows. Output document screenshot

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find other options like draw text in PDF using standard and true type fonts, display Unicode text, draw Right-To-Left text, HTML styled text, inserting rich text format content, draw complex script language text, create multicolumn PDF, ordered list and unordered list with code example.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential PDF features.


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.


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