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 11-4 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
This environment variable specifies the numeric format for Arabic PDF output.
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.ali file 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