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Arabic character messup in PDF body contents

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:52 pm
by sipsonsanu
Hi Experts,

I am facing an issue with Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi language DITA Map publishing to PDF format. In PDF the bookmark part is rendering correctly without any character mess up. But in the body content the Arabic characters are separated out which usually joint in middle east languages.

I have tried to generate the output in WebHelp format as well and the output come out without any issues. Do any body faced this issue before I am using oxygen 19.1 with DITA-OT 2x for publishing the DITA Maps.

Thanks for the helps.
Santhosh Varughese

Re: Arabic character messup in PDF body contents

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:01 am
by Radu
Hi Santosh,

You should try to set the "xml:lang="ar-ar"" language on every DITA topic and map.
If this does not work, maybe you can try to use for publishing a commercial PDF processor like Antenna House or to change the font used to generate the PDF:

https://www.oxygenxml.com/doc/versions/20.0/ug-editor/topics/DITA-map-set-font-Apache-FOP.html

Regards,
Radu