Where to find TrueType fonts on UNIX, how to install additional fonts, and how to expose them to the IBM Cognos products. Also covers the special-case of rendering data as a Barcode.

01 January 2009

IBM Cognos content authors who are using fonts to control layout of their Reports may find that these Reports do not appear as expected when generated as PDF on UNIX. This is generally because those fonts are not being found on the UNIX server and are being substituted. This document outlines where to find TrueType fonts on UNIX, how to install additional fonts, and how to expose them to the IBM Cognos products. Also covers the special-case of rendering data as a Barcode.

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Topics covered include:

  • Which fonts are really available
  • How to install fonts on UNIX
  • Barcodes

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