Create a PDF in Another Language

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To export a Confluence page written in a language other than English, you'll need the necessary font for that language. 

Upload a Font File to Confluence

  1. Find the appropriate font file:
    • Windows users:All font files in Windows are stored in a directory called:


    • Unix users:All font files in Unix are stored in:


    • Microsoft True Type core fonts such as Verdana can be downloaded from this page:
  2. Copy the font file into a temporary folder, for example a folder on your desktop.
  3. Select Administration , then select General Configuration then choose PDF Export Language Support.

  4. Upload the file you copied in step 2.
  5. Choose Install.


  • The only font files supported are true type fonts and true type collections. The accepted file extensions are *.ttf and *.ttc.
  • Confluence can only store one font file at any one time. Please create a collection to install more than one *.ttf files.
  • We recommend that you use Unicode font Verdana for correct character encoding and exporting to PDF.
  • For symbols, if the other fonts do not work, try Seguisym

  • If the font file size is bigger than your current attachment size limit, you will not be able to upload it. Please increase the attachment size limit temporarily and re-upload again. An improvement of the error messaging is tracked at  CONF-24706 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  • To make use of an installed font in your PDF Export style sheet (CSS) refer to it by the font-family ConfluenceInstalledFont.

Last modified on Jul 26, 2018

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