Hi Dave, if its the case u could do a good deal, why u don't climp urself into the pdf format? It is nothing else then a presentation format, not magic, complicated and huge yes, but at the end just a text file. I am not that pdf specialist, but I know at least for the older pdf formats the enconding is open and well documented. I have a book on my shelf called 'pdf bible' an it explains the pdf byte code.
Another idea would be to contact all the companies creating these pdf converters (html pdf, word-pdf, pdf-word) they should be able to tell u the answer. And even may be there is a programm u could use in a OS batch process to put ur text in. At least just contact Adobe and ask them how to do it, u might get an answer. sorry thats all I have coming up in my mind for now. ralph_def...@yahoo.de "Dave M G" <mar...@autotelic.com> wrote in message news:4abb1e10.9070...@autotelic.com... > Ralph, Paul, > > Thank you for responding. > > > I don't use TCPDF; I use FPDF, but I imagine the drill is about the same > > > I tried using FPDF, but it did not support UTF-8/Japanese. It claims > some support in the documentation, but after much experimentation, I > verified it does not. That is why I switched to TCPDF. > > > What you're asking sounds like you want to *edit* an existing PDF via a > > PHP class, > > No, I just want to write on top of it. And that was possible with > FPDI/FPDF, but I had to abandon those as they did not support Japanese. > > I attempted to use the same functions as FPDI/FPDF, but they did not > work in TCPDF. > > > have a look in the archive of this list. there is a topic "writing japanese > > test in an excisting pdf" its of 31. of August, this should help > > > > That was a thread I started. Things have changed slightly since I now > know that only TCPDF supports Japanese. > > So I still need to know if/how to write text into a PDF, like I did with > FPDF, but with TCPDF instead. > > If this turns out to not be possible, I am going to be suffering a great > deal. > > -- > Dave M G -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php