Export to Pdf Has problem with Arabic language

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  1. Zahra Ahmed
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    May 2010

    Posted 27 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    when I try to export data has Arabic words from a grid into pdf file the arabic words appear but written from left to right(arabic language is written from right to left )

    I found that the right to left language is not supported in your Pdf Engine 
    my Question is : when will it be supported ? and is there any other way to solve the problem? 

    Thank You
  2. Daniel
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    Posted 28 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Zahra,

    Adding right-to-left support to RadGrid's PDF export is definitely not an easy task. I'm afraid that there is a considerable risk of introducing breaking changes so our developers decided to temporary postpone this feature for the time being.
    Please excuse us for any inconvenience caused.

    Best regards,
    the Telerik team
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  3. TLDM
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    Oct 2014

    Posted 08 Sep 2016 in reply to Daniel Link to this post

    Hi I'm having same issue, I'm using telerik WPF 2016.1.106.40. trying to export grid data to pdf. using "documents.spreadsheet.formatproviders.pdf". when the grid is having Arabic, this arabic text in pdf is mirrored. Are you supporting arabic export in PDF? if yes kindly let me know what is the settings.

    how I am using

    Documents.spreadsheet.model.workbook workbook= preparingWorkBookFromRadGridView();

    IWorkbookFormatProvider formatProvider = WorkbokFormatProvidermanager.GetProviderByName("PdfFormatProvider");


    Arabic is coming as mirrored text

    Thank you.

  4. Stefan Nenchev
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    Posted 12 Sep 2016 Link to this post


    Please have in mind that this thread is regarding the UI for ASP.NET AJAX Grid control. As your question concerns the UI for WPF product,  please in future check the discussions from the WPF forum or open a new one in case it is required.

    Generally, the ExportToPdf utilizes the RadPdfProcessing library which does not support left-to-right languages. There is a public item created on the topic - PdfProcessing Support for RTL. I suggest you vote for it in order to increase its priority.

    As a workaround, you can export the grid to Excel, through the ExportToXlsx() method and eventually convert it to pdf locally if required. I have added a sample project for your reference.

    Stefan Nenchev
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