My first problem regarding the invoice is solved when I used DejaVuSans.ttf font instead of Magento default font that removes the boxes that are hiding the Rupee Signs. My new problem is, the SKU number, Price, Qty, Tax, Subtotal of the product is not coming aligned below their respective headers in invoice when i downloaded the invoice from the admin panel by clicking on Print button. All info are coming slightly moved towards to its right. I attached the screenshot for proper understanding.

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  • it's font issue – Minesh Patel Apr 29 '17 at 4:41
  • How to fix this issue – Salman Dalal Apr 29 '17 at 4:42
  • check this and this – Minesh Patel Apr 29 '17 at 4:45
  • i had the same problem. In my case the issue was the font i was using did not supported the currency symbol. If you can share the currency and font may be i can help you – magento noob Apr 29 '17 at 4:53
  • I had read your Change font suggestions blog, so do i have to make the changes in abstract.pdf on line no#793 only – Salman Dalal Apr 29 '17 at 4:57

Magento uses the Linux Libertine True Type Font to create the PDF.

It is defined in


in 3 instances, near lines 793,807 and 821

Unfortunately this font does not have the Indian rupee sign glyph (U+20B9) !!

That is why you get these boxes.

You can replace the font with one that does have the glyph. I'm not an expert but using a charachter map I found that arial does have the charachter (U+20B9)

In order to do that, first copy




You will be editing this new file. You have two options either upload your own font or use a built-in one.

1. Using built-in font

Replace the following three lines respectevily:

$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithPath(Mage::getBaseDir() . '/lib/LinLibertineFont/LinLibertine_Re-4.4.1.ttf');
$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithName(Zend_Pdf_Font::FONT_HELVETICA);

$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithPath(Mage::getBaseDir() . '/lib/LinLibertineFont/LinLibertine_Bd-2.8.1.ttf');
$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithName(Zend_Pdf_Font::FONT_HELVETICA_BOLD);

$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithPath(Mage::getBaseDir() . '/lib/LinLibertineFont/LinLibertine_It-2.8.2.ttf');
$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithName(Zend_Pdf_Font::FONT_HELVETICA_ITALIC);

2. Uploading your own font

upload your font on any dir on your derver, preferably in /lib/my_font/ then tweak the three paths mentioned above to use your files.

for example, change

$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithPath(Mage::getBaseDir() . '/lib/LinLibertineFont/LinLibertine_Re-4.4.1.ttf');


$font = Zend_Pdf_Font::fontWithPath(Mage::getBaseDir() . '/lib/my_font/MyFontRegular.ttf');
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    Sorry for the late reply @Yiorgos – Salman Dalal Mar 27 '17 at 6:23
  • I had used your code, but after changing & clicking on Print command pdf downloads & i see nothing the boxes are gone but the prices are not visible i see all blank fields instead of boxes – Salman Dalal Mar 27 '17 at 6:25
  • This means that the font does not ender correctly. Have you tried uploading your own font? – Yiorgos Moschovitis Mar 27 '17 at 8:21
  • No i had not tried – Salman Dalal Mar 28 '17 at 15:01
  • Sorry for the late reply @Yiorgos. I had tried to change the fonts by downloading & uploading. I am getting "There has been an error processing your request..." error after clicking on print button of invoice pdf – Salman Dalal Apr 4 '17 at 16:09

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