From: Ulrich Telle on 15 Dec 2006 18:57
Version 0.8.0 of the wxCode component wxPdfDocument is available for
download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxcode. The new version
0.8.0 is compatible with wxWidgets version 2.6.x and 2.8.0.
- support for external templates: pages of existing PDF documents may be
imported and used as templates
- font subsetting for TrueType and TrueType Unicode fonts, often
resulting in much smaller PDF file sizes
- support for using and embedding OpenType Unicode fonts
- enhanced support for password based encryption, encryption key length
freely definable between 40 and 128 bits (Attention: Adobe Reader
supports only keys with 40 or 128 bits.)
- support for AES encryption (additional standard encryption method in
PDF version 1.6 and above)
As an add-on preprocessed font files for the free DejaVu fonts (version
2.12) are provided in the file release wxPdfDocument Add-Ons.
Attention: For supporting font subsetting for ordinary non-Unicode
TrueType fonts the format of the font definition files has been
extended. Font definition files created with prior versions of the
MakeFont Utility are still usable, but do not support font subsetting.
It is recommended to regenerate own font definition files. Unfortunately
common AFM font metric files do not contain glyph information which is
required by the MakeFont Utility to create the character-to-glyph
mapping. Therefore the utility ttf2ufm had to be changed. The modified
version including a Windows executable is available in the file release
What is wxPdfDocument?
wxPdfDocument allows wxWidgets applications to generate PDF documents.
The code is a port of FPDF - a free PHP class for generating PDF files -
to C++ using the wxWidgets library. Several add-on PHP scripts found on
the FPDF web site are incorporated into wxPdfDocument. Embedding of PNG,
JPEG, GIF and WMF images is supported. In addition to the 14 standard
Adobe fonts it is possible to use other Type1 or TrueType fonts - with
or without embedding them into the generated document. In Unicode build
CJK fonts are supported, too. Graphics primitives allow the creation of
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