Is your business international? Do you need to create large volumes of documents in Arabic, Tamil, Hindi and other languages? pdfCalligraph can help. pdfCalligraph is our commercially licensed add-on for iText 7, allowing you to correctly use advanced typographic features in PDF.


iText 7 pdfCalligraph

pdfCalligraph allows you to unlock advanced workflow features in PDF typography. It expands your document workflow with global languages and writing systems that include proper PDF rendering libraries, redaction options and more that are suitable for data processing.


Why use iText 7 pdfCalligraph?

PDF documents have typically relied on basic fonts for automated batch processes. This meant that you could not use advanced typography features such as font features, complex writing systems with overlapping text, script functions or languages that require text re-ordering such as Arabic, Tamil, Kannada and more. Today, pdfCalligraph opens a world of possibilities, allowing you to service all regions, worldwide. 

Supporting your international business

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Use your document processes for multiple languages without having to adjust your PDF programming. Exchange non-proprietary data format between users of many cultures. Create large batches of PDF documents in various writing systems. 

Neat conversion to PDF of special languages

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Use special fonts and charaters in multiple languages such as Kannada, Arabic, Tamil, and many more in your PDF. 

Automatic detection of writing systems in PDF

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Detect which writing system is being used in PDF creation. Make glyph substitions based on script- and font-specific information. Add information about the reading order, such as Arabic which is read from right to left.

Key features

Core capabilities of iText 7 pdfCalligraph

Off-the-shelf PDF creators often have problems with character interactions or writing systems such as the Indic Devanagari family, and with compound characters that are difficult to separate in text, making text extraction difficult. pdfCalligraph can help.

Leverage advanced font features

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Such as OpenType features, kerning, ligatures and glyph substitutes.

Transparent support for many languages

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Including languages that use Brahmic, Arabic and Hebrew scripts.

Automatic detection of language/writing system

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Required font features are enabled and applied automatically. Manual configuration is possible. pdfCalligraph integrates seamlessly with iText 7 Core and pdfHTML.

Typographic alignment for all writing systems

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Flush left, flush right, centered and justified alignment.

Happy customers

With iText we have the peace of mind that we are delivering a solid solution to our client.

We chose the iText library because it was the only solution that allowed easy integration into our open standards architecture.

iText is a breeze! Using a proven and tested PDF technology helped us to focus on what we do best — building a high quality mobile app.


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