Oracle Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) uses the new font mechanism to run a Unicode report on UNIX using the TTF / TTC fonts, generating report output that in most cases looks identical on both platforms.
Run a sample Unicode report on Windows:
In Oracle Enterprise Manager, select Reports > Administration > Forms/Reports Common Configuration to display the Forms Reports Common Component Configuration Page.
Add the following entry under the [PDF:Subsetting] section:
"Arial Unicode MS"="ARIALUNI.TTF"
Ensure there is no aliasing defined for Arial in the Global section. If there is, comment it out:
Add the font
NLS_LANG in the Windows registry to
Open the sample report in Reports Builder.
Select File > Generate to File > PDF.
Save the report output.
Run the same Unicode report on UNIX:
Check whether the Unicode font used by the report is already available on the UNIX server machine in
$ORACLE_INSTANCE/reports/fonts and in the
REPORTS_PATH (for example,
ARIALUNI.TTF). If it is not available, copy it from the Windows machine to
Run the report using the following command line:
Compare the output on UNIX with that on Windows to confirm that they are identical.