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Joris Schellekens made another excellent pure-Python library dedicated to reading & write PDF: borb. He even wrote a very detailed e-book about it, available publicly there: borb-examples.

The maintainer of fpdf2 wrote an article comparing it with borb: borb vs fpdf2.

Creating a document with fpdf2 and transforming it into a borb.pdf.document.Document

from io import BytesIO
from borb.pdf.pdf import PDF
from fpdf import FPDF

pdf = FPDF()
pdf.set_title('Initiating a borb doc from a FPDF instance')
pdf.set_font('helvetica', size=12)
pdf.cell(txt="Hello world!")

doc = PDF.loads(BytesIO(pdf.output()))