OBIEE 11g: How To Add new Fonts in Answers and Dashboards

In OBIEE 11g, the font is restricted to Default 10. Is there a way to add a new font?

To add a new font use the following steps:

1. Open the file
../Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/web/msgdb/messages/commonuitemplates.xml and add
the new font. For example:

<WebMessage name=”kuiFormatUIFontOptions” translate=”false”>
<option value=”Arial”>Arial</option>
<option value=”Arial Black”>Arial Black</option>
<option value=”Arial Narrow”>Arial Narrow</option>
<option    value=”Calibri”>Calibri</option>
<option value=”Courier New”>Courier New</option>
<option value=”Garamond”>Garamond</option>
<option value=”Lucida Sans Unicode”>Lucida Sans Unicode</option>
<option value=”Microsoft Sans Serif”>Microsoft Sans Serif</option>
<option value=”Times New Roman”>Times New Roman</option>
<option value=”Tahoma”>Tahoma</option>
<option value=”Verdana”>Verdana</option>

In this example the Font Calbri has been added to the server.

2. Save the file.

3. Next add the Calbri font details in following schema for validation:

xs:simpleType name=”fontFamily”>
family of fonts supported
<xs:restriction base=”xs:string”>
<xs:enumeration value=”Arial”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Arial Black”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Arial Narrow”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Calibri”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Courier New”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Garamond”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Lucida Sans Unicode”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Microsoft Sans Serif”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Times New Roman”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Tahoma”/>
<xs:enumeration value=”Verdana”/>

4. Save the file

5. Restart the Presentation Services, and you will see the new font in the column formatting options.


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