Defect #5884

PDF export doesn't work for Hebrew

Added by Orgad Shaneh almost 12 years ago. Updated about 11 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-07-15
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:PDF export
Target version:-
Resolution:Duplicate Affected version:



I'm running redmine with Hebrew translation and Rtl theme. PDF export doesn't work at all (HTTP 500).

I created an issue with Hebrew text on the demo redmine, and exported it to PDF. The Hebrew became gibberish.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #6505: PDF export broken with Japanese (Gannt and Issue Tracking) Closed 2010-09-27
Duplicates Redmine - Defect #61: Broken character encoding in pdf export Closed


#1 Updated by Orgad Shaneh almost 12 years ago

On my server, even CSV doesn't work - only Atom...

#2 Updated by Orgad Shaneh almost 12 years ago

Ok, it has nothing to do with the Rtl theme. Apparently, the encoding specified in he.yml (ISO-8859-8-I) is not supported in iconv, so it crashes... It should be changed to ISO-8859-8. Still, it can't show Hebrew characters, because the used font is not in the correct encoding, and even if it would have been, it would display it reversed.

Following issue #61, I was able to produce a PDF with Hebrew characters using UTF-8, but it is reversed. Is there any way to define the PDF as RTL?

#3 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 11 years ago

  • Category set to PDF export
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

Also available in: Atom PDF