Adding a custom font to TCPDFLast updated:
This is what you need to do when you try to use a font but it's not available; this is most likely the case when you get the following error message on TCPDF:
(using, for example, arial font)
addTTFfontand send as parameter a TTF (possibly another type too):
$font = $this->addTTFfont("filename.ttf");
use the fontname when you need it...
Since a few versions back, there's a new file in
tools/tcpdf_addfont.php, which can be used for this very purpose. It's easier to use this tool rather than the old method (from a quick look at it, I think it's a wrapper script for calling
addTTFfont behind the scenes).
Either way, from now on you just need to call it like this (replace
/path/to/tcpdf with the location where you've installed this library and
/path/to/fonts with the location where you keep your custom fonts)
For example, to add an Arial TTF source file:
$ /path/to/tcpdf/tools/tcpdf_addfont.php -i /path/to/fonts/arial.ttf
If everything works as expected, you'll see this:
>>> Converting fonts for TCPDF: *** Output dir set to /path/to/tcpdf/fonts/ +++ OK : /path/to/fonts/arial.ttf added as arial >>> Process successfully completed!
To add Multiple Font Files:
$ /path/to/tcpdf/tools/tcpdf_addfont.php -i /path/to/fonts/arialb.ttf,/path/to/fonts/arialbi.ttf,/path/to/fonts/ariali.ttf
On success, you'll see this:
>>> Converting fonts for TCPDF: *** Output dir set to /path/to/tcpdf/fonts/ +++ OK : /path/to/fonts/arialb.ttf added as arialb +++ OK : /path/to/fonts/arialbi.ttf added as arialbi +++ OK : /path/to/fonts/ariali.ttf added as ariali >>> Process successfully completed!