Dompdf has a new release on the way:
Currently it is in alpha status. Back when I last tried dompdf and tcpdf side by side, dompdf did what I wanted and tcpdf did not. Now dompdf is out of date, possibly not PHP 5.3 compatible, and probably not a good bet for a new site. If the next release is already in alpha and on the way to beta, dompdf could be back as a contender. Are there any dompdf users testing the alpha version or planning to test the beta version?


jcnventura’s picture

I am waiting for a beta version..

iris_passcal’s picture

I installed 0.5.1 on our website. I had to hack it to be more tolerant of CSS it doesn't understand (a couple of lines to keep it from spewing errors), but the output, in my opinion, blows TCPDF away. For the first time I was able to get an accurate printer & PDF version of our pages out.

I certainly hope they continue to work on this.

iris_passcal’s picture

Oops, I guess I do have 0.5.2 alpha installed. I was a little confused because I was pretty sure that I had put the version on that patched the 2008 vulnerability.

It looks like they haven't changed the version identifier in 0.5.2, yet.

So, to answer your question, "Yes, I am using 0.5.2 on our live website, and so far it seems to be working fine."

roball’s picture

dompdf 0.5.2 will add UTF-8 support. Thus I would suggest to update the description of the module project page saying "No Unicode support (only ISO-8859-1)", "Not maintained (last release v0.5.1 in 2006-07-07)" and "not recommended for general use".

peterx’s picture

I tried 0.5.2 alpha 1 as described in to fix missing PNG images in PDFs. The PDFs remained missing and Jpegs disappeared as well.

roball’s picture

Title:Is anyone testing the new dompdf 0.5.2?» Support of dompdf 0.6.0
Version:6.x-1.7» 6.x-1.10

The successor of dompdf 0.5.1 will now be 0.6.0 (instead of 0.5.2). There is an alpha 2 out. Has anybody already tested it?

bekasu’s picture

I just installed and tried out

Running in a shared host with Drupal 6.15 and it works just fine for the nodes.

Only change to the installation directions is to update the user permissions... I already added that to the first page of the installation directions online for print module.


roball’s picture

OK, then I will give it a try, too. You mean your addition of "Enable user permissions: Administer > User > Permissions (admin/user/permissions)" at What has this to do with dompdf 0.6.0 alpha 2?

bekasu’s picture

If you install the dompdf, most likely you want to activate the pdf link for the print module.
To get the pdf link for the print module, you have to give the user access to use the pdf portion of the print module.

At least, on my site, the link did not appear until I granted the user permission.

Other than that, there is no relationship between dompdf and user permissions.

roball’s picture

dompdf 0.6.0 Beta 1 has been released on 12 March 2010. The announcement reads "...testing on our own systems shows the code to perform at least as well as DOMPDF 0.5.1...". Any experiences with that latest version here?

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mike dodd’s picture

I have been doing lots of work with dompdf 0.5.1 (I have been building an entire print on demand system based upon this). few problems so far - justified text and transparent png's but that is about it. It takes quite long to render and the css takes a while to tweak properly but it is getting there.

attiks’s picture

just to let you know that dompdf 0.6.0 Beta 1 is working at least as good as 0.5

ayalon’s picture

It's considerably stable.

But print module does not support images, and styles are ignored. Maybe you can add support for the new version? I think most of us use dompdf

attiks’s picture

#14: images as well as css are working for me, i moved my css to print.tpl.php and removed the include of the standard css files

jcnventura’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

The current dev is working fine with dompdf 0.6+.


Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.