[Archivesspace_Users_Group] PDF export issue

Hitomi Matsuyama matsuyama at nak-osaka.jp
Tue Sep 29 04:26:13 EDT 2020

Hello all,

We've had some trouble with PDF export in Japanese.

Descriptive information written with Japanese characters, hiragana,
katakana, and kanji, are not exported to ArchivesSpace formatted
finding-aids at all.

Our IT staff has tried to modify config.rb as follows in order to add some
Japanese specific font types;

AppConfig[:report_pdf_font_paths] = proc {
["#{AppConfig[:backend_url]}/reports/static/fonts/ipa/ipag.ttf"] }
AppConfig[:report_pdf_font_family] = "IPAexゴシック, \"IPA Pゴシック\",

\"ヒラギノ角ゴ ProN W3\", \"Hiragino Kaku Gothic ProN\", メイリオ, Meiryo,
\"MS Pゴシック\", sans-serif"

However, this doesn’t work out and the description in Japanese is still
missing in a PDF.

Have any non-alphabet language users ever faced the same problem?

If it’s been already solved, let us know how to get through.

Thank you!

Hitomi Matsuyama, Audiovisual Archivist

Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka

1-1-86-8F Noda, Fukushima-ku

Osaka 553-0005 JAPAN

tel. +81 (0)6 64 69 51 93

email. matsuyama at nak-osaka.jp

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