libHaru – library for generating PDF files

libHaru is a library for generating PDF files.

It can work as both a static-library (.a, .lib) and a shared-library (.so, .dll).

libHaru is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Generating PDF files with lines, text, images.
  • Outline, text annotation, link annotation.
  • Compressing document with deflate-decode.
  • Embedding PNG, Jpeg images.
  • Embedding Type1 font and TrueType font.
  • Creating encrypted PDF files.
  • Using various character sets (ISO8859-1~16, MSCP1250~8, KOI8-R).
  • Supporting CJK fonts and encodings. You can add the feature of PDF creation by using HARU without understanding complicated internal structure of PDF. libHaru is written in ANSI C, so theoretically it supports most of the modern OSes.
  • Provides bindings for Ruby, Delphi/Free Pascal, and C#.

Website: libharu.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Antony Dovgal and contributors
License: zlib License

The project is looking for a new maintainer.

libHaru is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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