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Mar 13, 2019 at 04:59 PM

Problem rendering foreign characters (incorrect spacing)

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We have an application where we have a .NET Win Forms application running Crystal Reports reports (rendered using CrystalReportViewer-control). I am new to the team and did some changes to some old reports and noticed that some texts did not look correct in preview or when printed. This only happens with foreign characters (in our case it is "Ä" i.e. A with two dots over). The spacing is not correct (see image below, character 5-6 from right).


This happens with different drivers also if I "print" to XPS or MS PDF printer driver. Exporting to PFD looks fine though.

Lowercase looks fine. This is Arial 12 pt Bold. I have tried different fonts. Verdana is fine but some other like Segoe and Calibri have same problem (looks fine in designer though).

  • Designer: Crystal Reports (2013 SP1).
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1
  • Application reference Crystal assemblies version

Seen roblems with other machines as well (also Win 10).

Any advice and explanations?