This section outlines the steps involved in generating a PDF file for bidirectional (BiDi) languages. Before using the font features covered in this section, refer to Table 10-4 to determine which feature best suits your application needs.
Oracle Reports provides two environment variables that resolve font re-shaping and numeric options with bidirectional (BiDi) languages, such as Hebrew and Arabic. They are:
This environment variable switches the layout algorithm for bidirectional (BiDi) languages (for example, Arabic or Hebrew). The valid values for this environment variable are
ORACLE, ENHANCED or
See Also:Section B.1.31, "REPORTS_BIDI_ALGORITHM"
This environment variable specifies the numeric format for Arabic PDF output.
See Also:Section B.1.29, "REPORTS_ARABIC_NUMERAL"
The following example assumes you are using Arabic environment. The steps involved in generating a PDF file for bidirectional (BiDi) languages using the font subsetting feature are as follows:
AR8ISO8859P6 on UNIX).
REPORTS_PATH to the font directory in which the TrueType font exists. For example,
uifont.ali file and edit the
[PDF:Subset] section to specify the TrueType font name.
uifont.alifile is located in the following directory on Windows and UNIX:
[PDF:Subset] "Andale Duospace WT J" = "Aduoj.ttf" "Albany WT J"="AlbanWTJ.ttf"
Create a report having Arabic data and set it to the font specified in the example.
Run a report with