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Overview

ProcessMaker does not include in its installer international Unicode (UTF-8) fonts for languages such Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, etc. The reason for not including these fonts in the installer is because it would increase the size of the ProcessMaker installer by more than 22MB. Normally this does not represent an issue, except when creating output documents in PDF format.

If PDF documents are needed in these languages, please download the font file at:

Font: arialuni.ttf (right click on the link and select "Save As".)

Instructions to Include arialuni.ttf in a ProcessMaker Instance

To Include arialuni.ttf within the ProcessMaker instance, please follow the instructions for the following engines:

HTML2PDF

Warning: The HTML2PDF is not available on installations over PHP 7.x, specifically as of ProcessMaker 3.3.0. In this case, follow TCPDF instructions.

If using HTML2PDF engine, copy the file arialuni.ttf to the directory /thirdparty/html2ps_pdf/fonts where ProcessMaker is installed.

  • In Windows, it is generally found at:

    C:\Program Files\ProcessMaker\apps\processmaker\htdocs\thirdparty\html2ps_pdf\fonts\
  • In Linux or UNIX, it is generally found at:

    /opt/processmaker/thirdparty/html2ps_pdf/fonts

TCPDF

If using TCPDF in ProcessMaker 3.4.4 and earlier, copy the file arialuni.ttf to the directory /thirdparty/tcpdf/fonts where ProcessMaker is installed.

  • In Windows it is generally found at:

    C:\Program Files\ProcessMaker\thirdparty\tcpdf\fonts\
  • In Linux or UNIX, it is generally found at:

    /opt/processmaker/thirdparty/tcpdf/fonts

If using TCPDF in ProcessMaker 3.4.6 and later, the /thirdparty/tcpdf folder was removed and the TCPDF class is always loaded. Then, follow the next steps to include arialuni.ttf in your ProcessMaker instance:

  1. Create the folder fonts in the shared directory.

    • In Windows it is generally found at:

      C:\Program Files\ProcessMaker\shared\fonts\
    • In Linux or UNIX, it is generally found at:

      /opt/processmaker/shared/fonts
  2. Copy the file arialuni.ttf in the created folder fonts.

As of ProcessMaker 3.4.10, to avoid the following message:

TCPDF ERROR: Could not include font definition file: arialuni

When using non US-ASCII characters, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to the following path {installation path}/vendor/tecnickcom/tcpdf/tools

  2. Check that the file tcpdf_addfont.php has running permission.

  3. Run this line:

    ./tcpdf_addfont.php -b -t TrueTypeUnicode -i {installation path}/shared/fonts/arialuni.ttf >> Converting fonts for TCPDF: *** Output dir set to [installation path]/vendor/tecnickcom/tcpdf/fonts/ +++ OK : [installation path]/shared/fonts/arialuni.ttf added as arialuni >>> Process successfully completed!