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This is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions.

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This is a PHP class for generating PDF documents without requiring external extensions.

TCPDF project ( was originally derived in 2002 from the Public Domain FPDF class by Olivier Plathey (, but now is almost entirely rewritten.
<h3>TCPDF main features are:</h3>

  • no external libraries are required for the basic functions;
  • all standard page formats, custom page formats, custom margins and units of measure;
  • UTF-8 Unicode and Right-To-Left languages;
  • TrueTypeUnicode, OpenTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1 and CID-0 fonts;
  • font subsetting;
  • methods to publish some XHTML + CSS code, Javascript and Forms;
  • images, graphic (geometric figures) and transformation methods;
  • supports JPEG, PNG and SVG images natively, all images supported by GD (GD, GD2, GD2PART, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, XBM, XPM) and all images supported via ImagMagick (
  • 1D and 2D barcodes: CODE 39, ANSI MH10.8M-1983, USD-3, 3 of 9, CODE 93, USS-93, Standard 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, CODE 128 A/B/C, 2 and 5 Digits UPC-Based Extention, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, UPC-E, MSI, POSTNET, PLANET, RMS4CC (Royal Mail 4-state Customer Code), CBC (Customer Bar Code), KIX (Klant index - Customer index), Intelligent Mail Barcode, Onecode, USPS-B-3200, CODABAR, CODE 11, PHARMACODE, PHARMACODE TWO-TRACKS, QR-Code, PDF417;
  • Grayscale, RGB, CMYK, Spot Colors and Transparencies;
  • automatic page header and footer management;
  • document encryption and digital signature certifications;
  • transactions to UNDO commands;
  • PDF annotations, including links, text and file attachments;
  • text rendering modes (fill, stroke and clipping);
  • multiple columns mode;
  • bookmarks and table of content;
  • text hyphenation;
  • automatic page break, line break and text alignments including justification;
  • automatic page numbering and page groups;
  • move and delete pages;
  • page compression (requires php-zlib extension);
  • XOBject Templates;
Tools to encode your unicode fonts are on fonts/utils directory.</p>


author:  Nicola Asuni
version:  5.8.031
copyright:  2002-2010 Nicola Asuni - S.r.l ( Via Della Pace, 11 - 09044 - Quartucciu (CA) - ITALY - -
abstract:  Class for generating PDF files on-the-fly without requiring external extensions.
license:  LGPL


require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/config/tcpdf_config.php') [line 139]
main configuration file

require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/htmlcolors.php') [line 151]
html colors table

require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/unicode_data.php') [line 146]
unicode data

PDF_PRODUCER [line 157]

PDF_PRODUCER = 'TCPDF 5.8.031 ('
define default PDF document producer

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