TCPDF – PHP class for generating PDF documents

TCPDF is a PHP library for generating PDF documents on-the-fly.

TCPDF supports TrueTypeUnicode (UTF-8 Unicode), OpenTypeUnicode, TrueType, OpenType, Type1, CID-0 and Core (standard) fonts.

TCPDF is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • 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, Datamatrix ECC200, QR-Code, PDF417.
  • ICC Color Profiles, Grayscale, RGB, CMYK, Spot Colors and Transparencies.
  • Automatic page header and footer management.
  • Document encryption up to 256 bit 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.
  • No-write page regions.
  • Bookmarks and table of content.
  • Text hyphenation.
  • Text stretching and spacing (tracking/kerning).
  • 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.
  • PDF/A-1b (ISO 19005-1:2005) support.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository – a new version of this library is under development at this GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Nicola Asuni – Ltd
License: GNU Lesser General Public License; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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