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Polish characters are garbled during PDF conversion


I am facing problem with polish characters while converting spool to pdf in smartform. I have configured the new printer with device type I2SWIN with respective codepage. The preview of pdf in SAP is fine but when it is sent as an attachment in email or converted through program RSTXPDFT4, the polish characters are garbled.

I have already searched SDN for this but didnt find any soolution pertaining to my problem.

Please suggest a solution.



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    Apr 13, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    > garbled

    Do you mean they are replaced by space, #, or something else? Are a few Polish characters correctly displayed?

    Did you check SAP notes? (like Note 941495 - PDF converter: Font is not embedded for Latin-2)

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  • Apr 13, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Check the language of the form. Is it Polish ?

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    Apr 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Thanks for replying. Its not '#'. Sometimes it is '{' or '}' and special polish cahracters are being replaced by english alphabet.

    for eg: 'Żółtański' is being displayed as '{óBtaDski'.

    Yes i have checked the note 941495. It is already in our system through support package. My system highest support is SAPKB70011 for software compnonet SAP_BASIS.

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    • Hello,

      Is your system a unicode system?

      If so perhaps the Cascading Fonts might be useful for you (see SAP note 812821).

      Cascading Font means that the PDF converter checks each character

      of the text. For each character it determines the Unicode

      character range, to which the character belongs. After this

      it checks the SAP font name and determines, which PDF font

      shall be used for this SAP font and the Unicode character range.

      (see SAP note 999712)

      You should get and install the device type SWINCF from note 812821, as

      it is described in note 812821 (you must first apply the latest code

      correction of note 812821).



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    Aug 24, 2010 at 05:37 PM

    Done by myself.Installed polish language in the system and made device type for polish as I2SWIN.

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    • Former Member

      Hi friend

      I'm facing the same problem.

      can you tell me by "Installed polish language", you mean use RSTXPDF2 to upload fonts?

      if so, can you tell me what to do next with the fonts uploaded? Just chose a Latin-2 font in smartstyle, then those fonts uploaded will be added to the pdf file?

      I get this from note141343.

      need your experiment here, thanks in advance.

      Best Regards


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    Oct 08, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Can you suggest some suggestion if the SAP version is 4.6C for the same problem i.e. 'Polish characters are garbled during PDF conversion'? In my case polish characters are replaced by #.



    Edited by: rshreya on Oct 8, 2010 2:43 PM

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