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Common approach to remove illegal characters from PDF-prepared grid markup

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Alexander
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Alexander asked on 25 Sep 2013, 04:52 PM
Hi,
I am curious to know what is the most common approach to remove non-ascii and to encode special characters to make PDF export work properly?

The matter is I have separate processing of client-side and server-side grids: changing text, cutting something with regexp, etc.

So, using
item[column].Text = HttpContext.Current.Server.Encode(item[column].Text)
in dozen of places of ItemDataBound event is not very comfortable. Besides, this Encode method does not help with non-ascii characters, for them I have to use
Regex.Replace(description.ToString(), @"[^\u001F-\u007F]"string.Empty)

I would prefer something like PdfExporting event and replace e.RawHTML. But it's tricky, cause I need to replace cell content,
not HTML tags...

Br-r-r, looks too clumsy.

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Kostadin
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answered on 30 Sep 2013, 06:45 AM
Hello Alexander,

I have already answered your support ticket and I will apply the answer here as well if somebody else have a similar requirement.
"Note that RadGrid's Pdf exporting engine supports an Unicode encoding. You could set a font to DefaultFontFamily property which contains all Unicode characters and this way the special characters will be represented into the exported file. Such common international font is Arial Unicode MS."
<ExportSettings>
    <Pdf DefaultFontFamily="Arial Unicode MS" />
</ExportSettings>


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Kostadin
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