How to make Cyrillic characters display properly when converting HTML to PDF?

I have a problem with PDF fonts. I am generating PDF from HTML and that worked fine on my local machine, which has Windows as OS. But now I deploy my application on a Linux server and my Cyrillic text is displayed as question marks.

26th November 2015
admin-marketing

This is my code:

 

Document document = new Document(PageSize.A4);
String myFontsDir = "C:\\";
String filePath = AppProperties.downloadLocation + "Order_" + orderID + ".pdf";
try {
    OutputStream file = new FileOutputStream(new File(filePath));
    PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.getInstance(document, file);
    int iResult = FontFactory.registerDirectory(myFontsDir);
    if (iResult == 0) {
        System.out.println("TestPDF(): Could not register font directory " + myFontsDir);
    } else {
        System.out.println("TestPDF(): Registered font directory " + myFontsDir);
    }
    document.open();
    String htmlContent = ""
        + "\"content-type\"" content=\""application/xhtml+xml; charset=UTF-8\""/>""

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