To show output correctly, fonts must be available where the report or chart is rendered. For charts and PDF reports, the fonts must be installed on the IBM Cognos server. If a requested font is not available, IBM Cognos components substitute a different font.
Because HTML reports are rendered on a browser, the required fonts must be installed on the computer of each IBM Cognos user who views the report. If a requested font is not available, the browser substitutes a different font.
Use the following checklist if you want to use a new font in your reports.
- Add the font to the list of supported fonts.
- Specify the file location of the new font.
- Map the new font to the physical font name, if required.
Considerations to support Simplified Chinese
IBM Cognos products support the GB18030-2000 character set, which is used in the encoding of Simplified Chinese locales.
If you install on Microsoft Windows, support is provided for the GB18030-2000 character set in the SimSun-18030 font that is provided by Microsoft.
On operating systems other than Windows, you must install a font that supports GB18030-2000.