Is it possible to add a new PDF generation mechanism in Magento 2 in CORE?
Maybe based on HTML -> PDF or using advanced PDF editors?
Now it is almost impossible to change anything about the PDF documents without very advanced programming and changing complex files
-1 (just kidding)
Maybe better way is remove PDF generation from Magento at all.
I believe that for most customers the print versions of pages are enough. Rest can use dompdf library to convert html in pdf (library license incompatible with Magento, so it cannot be in core!)
What do you think of that?
This discussion reminds me the question that I have asked in twitter some time ago - https://twitter.com/elena_a_leonova/status/449573751550914560
So I know that this issue exists, so update of pdf template engine is on our roadmap. However, it's hard to talk about timing for this improvement. So if community is interested in the contribution in this area, it would be awesome.
Another idea: http://wkhtmltopdf.org/
The most ideal way would be that it is possible to use a regular template (build it with XML, use your normal styling, etc.) and convert that to PDF. No more troubles while changing a PDF.
And related: Have the invoice be fully compatible with EU regulations (for example: http://www.expatax.nl/regulationsinvoice.php).
If possible, please solve the PDF issue with unicode fonts
Internal ticket: MAGETWO-24799