Thursday, 20 March 2014

OBIEE 11g – How to Add New Fonts in Answers and Dashboards

This blog is an attempt to share information which I have recently came across regarding adding new fonts in Answers and Dashboards.

Add New Font

Open the file ../Oracle_BI1/bifoundation/web/msgdb/messages/commonuitemplates.xml and add the new font, e.g. Calibri is added as shown below, don’t forget to save file once done.

<WebMessage name="kuiFormatUIFontOptions" translate="false">
<option value="Arial">Arial</option>
<option value="Arial Black">ArialBlack</option>
<option value="Arial Narrow">Arial Narrow</option>
<option value="Calibri">Calibri</option>
<option value="Courier New">Courier New</option>

Add Font in Schema for Validation

Add font details in schema for validation: Oracle_BI1/ bifoundation/ web/ schemas/ analysis_formats.xsd

xs:simpleType name="fontFamily">
<xs:documentation>family of fonts supported</xs:documentation>
<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"/>

Source Document 
Please refer following source document from Oracle Support.
OBIEE 11g: How To Add new Fonts in Answers and Dashboards (Doc ID 1572003.1)


  1. Hi, I have tried the same but it does not work. Did you try the same approach for loading new fonts into obiee 11?


  2. Hi,

    Even I have tried the same, but no luck. Any help is really appreciated.


  3. Hi,

    Aren't you suppose to also put the font on the server somewhere?