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Simple PDF generation for Python

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fpdf2 is a minimalist PDF creation library for Python:

from fpdf import FPDF

document = FPDF()
document.set_font('Arial', size=12)
document.cell(w=0, txt="hello world")

Compared with other PDF libraries, fpdf2 is simple, small and versatile, with advanced capabilities, and is easy to learn, extend and maintain.

Looking for Developer Help!

Installation Instructions:

pip install fpdf2

To get the latest development version:

# Linux only:
sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev libpython-dev zlib1g-dev # libpython3.3-dev #(if necessary)

# Linux and Windows:
git clone
cd pyfpdf
python install


  • Python 3.6+ support (2.7 not supported since version 2.1)
  • Unicode (UTF-8) TrueType font subset embedding
  • Internal/External Links
  • PNG, GIF and JPG support (including transparency and alpha channel)
  • Shape, Line Drawing
  • Generate Code 39 & Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes
  • Cell/Multi-cell/Plaintext writing, Automatic page breaks
  • Basic conversion from HTML to PDF
  • Clean error handling through exceptions
  • Only one dependency so far: Pillow
  • Unit tests with qpdf-based PDF diffing

Release notes:


Also read the design-spec/tests, they're great.


Please check the docs page dedicated to developpement.

Lets try to improve the Code Coverage statistic so that we can safely transition to external font and image libraries, and more...

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