Data table to PDF with Dubai (Arabic) font using iTextSharp not working in Console Application

Last Reply 5 months ago By dharmendr

Posted 5 months ago


I am facing one issue with ITextSharp Dubai font, I tried with the sample code its working fine but the individual character is not showing in the pdf file

eg: the sentence الخطة التشغيلية لمبادرة دراية لعام 2020 م ignore the character "م" or any another single character. Kindly guide me how to resolve this issue.

Can you please create a console application using Dubai font.

Font download link :

PdfPTable hedertable = new PdfPTable(new float[] { 20, 60, 20 });
BaseFont bf1 = BaseFont.CreateFont(Server.MapPath("/fonts/") + "Dubai-Regular.ttf",BaseFont.IDENTITY_H,BaseFont.EMBEDDED);
string cellTextm = "الخطة التشغيلية لمبادرة دراية لعام" + thisDay + "م";
iTextSharp.text.Font fontheader = new iTextSharp.text.Font(bf1, 20, iTextSharp.text.Font.NORMAL);
iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfPCell mcell = new iTextSharp.text.pdf.PdfPCell(new Phrase(16, cellTextm, fontheader))
{ HorizontalAlignment = iTextSharp.text.Element.ALIGN_CENTER };
mcell.VerticalAlignment = Element.ALIGN_MIDDLE;
mcell.RunDirection = PdfWriter.RUN_DIRECTION_RTL;
//Create PDF
Document pdfDoc = new Document(PageSize.A4.Rotate(), 10f, 10f, 10f, 10f);
PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfDoc, Response.OutputStream);
Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=GridViewExport.pdf");


You are viewing reply posted by: sajeerma 5 months ago.
Posted 5 months ago

Thank you for your quick reply. I have problem with only Dubai font, rest of the Arabic font is working fine with me, unfortunately my organization using Dubai font for all documents.

Issue for Dubai font Individual character only. Like "م" , "س" etc. more than one character word is working fine sample in english if I write "An Apple a day!" the character 'a' is not showing inside the pdf file.