Font Problems with Oracle App Server 10g
Posted on 2006-03-22
I am trying to setup an Oracle 10g Application server. I have a report up and running, but the bar code font I have installed doesn't appear to be working.
The server is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. I followed the instructions from Red Hat to install the bar code fonts and I can verify the server can see them (if I open gedit, I can pick the bar code fonts from the list). Even with this, when I run a report I do not see the bar code. The fonts are true type fonts and I am wondering if for Linux they have to be Type1?!?
The steps I followed to install the new fonts (per Red Hat) were:
1. Create the /usr/share/fonts/local/ directory (if it doesn't already exist):
2. Copy the new font file into /usr/share/fonts/local/
3. Update the font information by issuing the following commands (note that, due to formatting restrictions, the following commands may appear on more than one line; in use, each command should be entered on a single line):
ttmkfdir -d /usr/share/fonts/local/ -o /usr/share/fonts/local/fonts.scale
4. If you had to create /usr/share/fonts/local/, you must then add it to the X font server (xfs) path:
chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/local/
As I said above...this seemed to work. I do not know what to try next. The old report server was running on Windows with the same fonts installed and worked just fine.
If there is anything anyone can think of...please help!!! If you would like more info...I would be happy to provide it!