Archive for August, 2009

Using FireFox (3.5) to convert html to pdf

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

So I’ve been struggling to convert html to pdf. There are many attempts at this in the forms of perl scripts, some php dom parsers making use of pdflib or fpdf, and some of them even work … mostly. But without exception all of the solutions I’ve come across in the last month fails on gb2312 (chinese character sets). I’ve actually wanted to hit my head that the solution didn’t make itself apparent earlier … seeing that I’ve been opening the sample .html files with firefox for most of that month to see what it should look like. It’s been staring me in the face and I didn’t realize it.