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Arabic as PDF output

shafeeqdxb
6 - Meteoroid

Hey Community,

 

Arabic text is being reverse printed when trying to output to PDF using reporting tools.

The same text looks okay when using any other output format(HTML, Word, PPT)

 

Although this seems like a bug, it's possible that I'm missing something. 

A sample workflow is attached for reference, any inputs are much appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Shafeeq

ivoller
12 - Quasar

Shafeeq,

 

Have you tried changing the font in the Text tool or Default style in the Render Tool?

 

Iain

shafeeqdxb
6 - Meteoroid

Iain,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Yes, I have played around with font and formatting options (both in Text Tool and Render Tool) but that doesn't address the display problem.

In fact, the character font is okay in PDF output, but is totally reversed.

Secondly, the same output to any other format works.

 

As Arabic is a RTL language, it seems somewhere while writing to PDF this(RTL) needs to be set, but isn't.

 

Shafeeq

APolly
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi Shafeeq, 

 

Thank you for raising this issue. I've added this as a defect to our backlog. We'll investigate the problem, determine a solution, and prioritize this fix for the Report Text tool. Please reach out if you find anything further. 

 

Alex Polly

 

APolly
Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi Shafeeq,

 

In the meantime, you could output to Word and then export from Word to PDF. I know this is a manual workaround, but I wanted to give you some option.

 

Alex Polly

 

 

shafeeqdxb
6 - Meteoroid
Hey Alex,

I’ll check if I can run a command line script to do that to eliminate manual intervention. I’d rather not do this manually as there are going to be way too many variations of this report in the future. I’ll post back if I succeed in this.

Thanks a lot for your help, and eagerly awaiting for this to be patched soon.

Shafeeq
Ahmed__AlZabidi
5 - Atom

Not solved yet !

APolly
Alteryx
Alteryx

@Ahmed__AlZabidi Thank you for re-raising this issue and letting us know it is important to you.

meghak1590
7 - Meteor
Has this been resolved?
MNasr
5 - Atom

Any update on this issue?

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