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hugoberry Member
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Euro sign missing while rendering to PDF

In apaginated report if it mentions the euro sign, the rendering works fine for all the formats (docx, xlsx, ..) except for the PDF.

In PDF format the euro sign renders as a questionmark '?'. I've tried numerous combinations: Fonts, sizes, calling either Chr(128) or ChrW(8364). Still getting no luck.

Here are my attempts.

Rendering in Chrome

eurowebmatrix.PNG

which renders in PDF as

europdfmatrix.PNG

I've also tried iterating over all of the unicode characters trying to spot the euro sign

here it is on the web

euroweb.PNG

and again missing in PDF

europdf.PNG

And I know that the character should be there judging by this source

http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/font/arial_unicode_ms/blockview.htm?block=currency_symbols

 

The problem started apearing after installing the latest Aug 2018 version of PBIRS

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hugoberry Member
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Re: Euro sign missing while rendering to PDF

Found a fix. Although I believe that has to be working by default.

Include the following ovverride in RSReprtServer.config

 

<Extension Name="PDF" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ImageRenderer.PDFRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ImageRendering">
	<Configuration>  
		<DeviceInfo>  
			<HumanReadablePDF>true</HumanReadablePDF>
		</DeviceInfo>  
	</Configuration>
</Extension>

 For @msft dev people, here is how to troubleshoot the underlying problem

https://blog.idrsolutions.com/2011/04/mystery-of-the-pdf-file-and-the-missing-euro-character/

an interesting historical bug in PDF rendering

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hugoberry Member
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Re: Euro sign missing while rendering to PDF

Found a fix. Although I believe that has to be working by default.

Include the following ovverride in RSReprtServer.config

 

<Extension Name="PDF" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.ImageRenderer.PDFRenderer,Microsoft.ReportingServices.ImageRendering">
	<Configuration>  
		<DeviceInfo>  
			<HumanReadablePDF>true</HumanReadablePDF>
		</DeviceInfo>  
	</Configuration>
</Extension>

 For @msft dev people, here is how to troubleshoot the underlying problem

https://blog.idrsolutions.com/2011/04/mystery-of-the-pdf-file-and-the-missing-euro-character/

an interesting historical bug in PDF rendering

hugoberry Member
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Re: Euro sign missing while rendering to PDF

The downside of enabeling the HumanReadablePDF flag is that the PDF files can become rather large.

In some cases a 2MB is rendered to a mighty 188MB. 

 

AlexD Frequent Visitor
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Re: Euro sign missing while rendering to PDF

Hi,

 

we are facing the same problems with paginated reports / PDF rendering and the euro sign. The "HumanReadablePDF" flag is not really an option.

 

@Microsoft:

 

Please fix this bug.

 

Thanks.