mPDF Manual – mPDF Variables


(mPDF >= 5.0)


boolean useAdobeCJK

When true, forces mPDF to use the free Adobe CJK Asian fonts, thus keeping the PDF file size to a minimum. This affects text defines using the CSS $lang property, which includes the use of AutoFont. Thus a CSS stylesheet defining lang="ja" will be substituted by the Adobe Japanes font. (This will not prevent the use of other CJK fonts if specified by font-family.)

The precise effect it has on different languages/fonts is specified in the \Mpdf\LangToFont class.


$useAdobeCJK = true|false


  • true: Use the free Adobe CJK Asian fonts
  • false: Use normal embedded fonts

Default: true

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