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prn2pdf renders box characters

Saturday, 21. October 2006 9:19.

pds2pdf.py now renders box characters correctly. Thanks to Reportlab 2.0. It also needs a TrueType Courier font (files cour*.ttf) and thus won't probably work on Linux.

Here is the now obsolete description of the problem which is now solved:

The box characters of codepage 437 or 850 are not correctly rendered. They should look...
┌─────────────┐
│...like this │
└─────────────┘

But currently they are replaced by +, - and | and look...

+-------------+
|...like this |
+-------------+

These box characters which are often used by DOS applications exist in Unicode, but I don't know how much work it is to convert them correctly to PDF.

Tested on the files in tests/testdata/textprinter. Todo:

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