Dear Telerik Experts,
I am using Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX 2014 Q1, I am experiencing some issues which I could not explain. Basically I use a grid and want to export it to PDF, I simply call RadGrid1.MasterTableView.ExportToPdf(); to do so. The grid contains some chinese characters. It works fine in local debug, but when I deploy the website to Azure, the produced pdf with all characters showing as boxes. Initially I thought it was font not available issue but looks like the font indeed is available and it can be seen in acrobat reader, but it shows different code than the one that generated locally. The font used is called "楷体" which is a chinese font. The one that generated locally which works fine showing as 1DACA5+楷体 and 200101+楷体, the one generated from Azure website showing as 8A7FA8+楷体 and D66FD6+楷体. I attached the two files generated from my local machine and azure website for reference.
PDF generated locally:
PDF generated from azure website:
Could you please give some suggestions how I could possibly resolve this issue? I tried several things including try use different fonts and encode the page with different encoding(UTF-8, GB2312) but none of those works. I noticed even numbers are not showing properly in azure generated pdf. Unforturnately the suggested font "Arial Unicode MS" is not available in Azure website.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated!
Thanks in advance!