Generate Bangla Text Content in PDF using Laravel

Ariful Islam
2 min readMar 20, 2023

We most of the time use several libraries for generating bangla pdf text using laravel application. But due to some issues such as fonts/directory/php version/package error it becomes nightmare to solve; that’s why developer’s headache grows up. Here I will try to solve this issue for your time saving;

Step 1: Install Required carlos-meneses/laravel-mpdf package inside your laravel application

composer require carlos-meneses/laravel-mpdf

Note: It should work on your laravel 8, 9, 10; You may get error like below.

Declaration of Mpdf\Mpdf::setLogger(Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $logger) must be compatible with Psr\Log\LoggerAwareInterface::setLogger(Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $logger): void

For solving above error you need to add lower psr/log dependency inside your composer.json file like below and run composer update

“psr/log”: “2.0”

Step 2: Now run below command to publish pdf.php file inside app/config directory

php artisan vendor:publish — tag=mpdf-config

Step 3:

Download Solaimanlipi fonts and keep inside resources/fonts folder

https://www.wfonts.com/download/data/2016/04/29/solaimanlipi/solaimanlipi.zip

Edit your config/pdf.php file like below

'watermark_image_size' => 'D',
'watermark_image_position' => 'P',
'custom_font_dir' => base_path('resources/fonts/'), // don't forget the trailing slash!
'custom_font_data' => [
'solaiman_lipi' => [ // must be lowercase and snake_case
'R' => 'SolaimanLipi.ttf', // regular font,
'B' => 'SolaimanLipi_Bold_10-03-12.ttf', // bold font,
'useOTL' => 0xFF,
'useKashida' => 75
]
],

Step 4: Now define a route(/pdf) inside web.php

Route::get('/pdf', [App\Http\Controllers\HomeController::class, 'pdfGenerate']);

Step 5: Go to your HomeController and define a method called pdfGenerate to accept http request.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Mccarlosen\LaravelMpdf\Facades\LaravelMpdf as PDF;
use Mpdf\MpdfException;

class HomeController extends Controller
{
/**
* @throws MpdfException
*/
public function pdfGenerate()
{
$data = [
'foo' => 'bar'
];

$pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.document', $data); //view file location
return $pdf->stream('pdf.pdf');
//return $pdf->download('pdf.pdf');
}
}

Step 6: Its time to run http://127.0.0.1:8000/pdf to view the output or to download pdf file.

Output of Bangla PDF using Laravel

Boom! It works…..

For demo you can visit this demo github project link

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Ariful Islam

Software Engineer. Like to work on PHP, Laravel, CI, CakePhp, API. Proud contributor in Github, Cloud Expert, Project Consultant; github.com/arif98741