Add Fonts to the IBM Cognos Environment

You can add fonts to the list of supported fonts in your IBM® Cognos® environment if you want to generate reports that use fonts that are currently not available. You can also remove fonts. By default, IBM Cognos components use a set of global fonts, which are available on all IBM Cognos server computers.


  1. On each Content Manager computer, start IBM Cognos Configuration.
  2. From the Actions menu, click Edit Global Configuration.
  3. Click the Fonts tab.
  4. Click Add.
    Tip: To remove a font from the list of supported fonts, click the box next to the font name and then click Remove.
  5. In the Supported Font Name box, type the font name and then click OK.
  6. From the File menu, click Save.

    All global fonts, including new fonts that you add, must be installed on all IBM Cognos computers in your environment.


If a global font is not installed on all IBM Cognos computers, you must map the global font to an installed, physical font.