On Mar 8, 11:58 am, "Isak" <isak.han... / gmail.com> wrote:
> Our (rails) app is mainly utf-8, so we set kcode to u.

>From Rails 1.2 on KCODE is always set the 'u', so you might not have
to set it anymore.

> However, we need to generate pdfs using the cp1252 encoding, as the
> FPDF library doesn't have unicode support.

Ok, so FPDF doesn't support Unicode.

> Translating strings work fine using iconv, but the library is using
> sprintf internally, which blows up on non-utf8 characters.

But you can only feed it utf-8 characters?