SetFont(string family [, string style [, float size]])
Sets the font used to print character strings. It is mandatory to call this method
at least once before printing text or the resulting document would not be valid.
The font can be either a standard one or a font added via the AddFont() method. Standard fonts
use Windows encoding cp1252 (Western Europe).
The method can be called before the first page is created and the font is retained from page
If you just wish to change the current font size, it is simpler to call SetFontSize().
Note: the font metric files must be accessible. They are searched successively in:
- The directory defined by the
FPDF_FONTPATH constant (if this constant is defined)
font directory located in the directory containing
fpdf.php (if it exists)
- The directories accessible through
FPDF_FONTPATH (note the mandatory trailing slash):
If the file corresponding to the requested font is not found, the error "Could not include
font metric file" is issued.
Family font. It can be either a name defined by AddFont() or one of the standard families (case
It is also possible to pass an empty string. In that case, the current family is retained.
Arial (synonymous; sans serif)
Font style. Possible values are (case insensitive):
or any combination. The default value is regular.
Bold and italic styles do not apply to
- empty string: regular
Font size in points.
The default value is the current size. If no size has been specified since the beginning of
the document, the value taken is 12.
//Times regular 12
//Arial bold 14
//Times bold, italic and underlined 14