# 11.3 Generating a Unicode PDF File

This section outlines the steps involved in generating a PDF file with a Unicode character set. Before using the font features covered in this section, refer to Table 11-4 to determine which feature best suits your application needs.

## 11.3.1 Font Subsetting

The steps involved in generating a Unicode PDF file using the font subsetting feature are as follows:

1. Set NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.UTF8.

2. Set REPORTS_PATH to the font directory in which the TrueType font exists. For example, C:\WINNT\fonts.

3. Open the uifont.ali file and edit the [PDF:Subset] section to specify the TrueType font name.

Note:

The uifont.ali file is located in the following directory on Windows and UNIX: