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Marcel Mata
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Marcel Mata asked on 14 Mar 2011, 07:53 PM
All,

This is my first post so bear with me.     I have a library project with several telerik reports that represent different kinds of collection notices.   I've been successfully putting an optical readable scanline in the footer of these reports using the system installed TrueType "OCR-A Extended" font.    Right now I am in need of introducing OCR-B and be able to switch back and forth whenever.   

The programmatic switch is not the issue as that is trivial.   I purchased a Type 1 font from Xerox and installed it in my Windows 7 Operating System (64 bit).  I am using Visual Studio 2010 writing in C# and using Telerik Reporting Q3.    The font drop down wont show my newly installed font.  I rebooted VS and then Windows to no results.

Is there Telerik support for Type 1 fonts or some sort of non-trivial font installation?

Thanks,

Marcel

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answered on 17 Mar 2011, 12:19 AM
Actually, I found a TTF version of the desired font but now the problem is significantly different.   My process running in a production environment cannot use this font which I installed on Windows R2 2008 server via the 'right click ->  install' option.     

We found out that by running the process with Administrative privileges it does load the TTF font correctly.    Is there a proper 'new font' installation that Telerik can embrace without having to elevate a process that doesnt need root?

Thanks,

Marcel
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Hristo
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answered on 17 Mar 2011, 09:42 AM
Hi Marcel Mata,

Telerik Reporting engine uses .NET GDI+ and depends on the fonts which GDI+ supports.
Can you confirm you can create a simple Windows Forms .NET application using your Type 1 font? If it is possible, we will appreciate if you prepare and send us a sample runnable report demonstrating the behavior you described below so that we may help you further.

We face such a problem for the first time and it will be difficult for us to answer your question directly.
We found an interesting article and may be it will be helpfull for you to read it:
http://www.typophile.com/node/32925

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Hristo
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answered on 07 Aug 2013, 09:11 AM
Hallo together,

after two reboots of WS-2012 our OCR-B1 font was recognized  by telerikreport. 
In the development enviroment there was no problem but after deployment to our prod. enviroment we get the problems. 
The font was installed after deployment.
Is there a installtion order to regard?

(We deploy a Webapplication MVC 4, IIS 7.5, WS 2012)

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Peter
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answered on 12 Aug 2013, 08:33 AM
Hi Falk,

Generally there is no need to install Telerik Reporting on the server. For more information check out the Deploying Web Applications help article. Up to the fonts Telerik Reporting engine uses .NET GDI+ and we depend on it's font detection capabilities. Thus we can use the font only if the font is available on the device according to GDI. When the font is installed initially it's only available for the current session so you may have to reboot. You may find useful the Font Installation and Deletion article.

Additionally have in mind that when the web report viewer is used the report preview is rendered in HTML and in this case the font should be available on the client device. In formats like PDF the font subset is embedded in the document.  

Regards,
Peter
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Have you tried the new visualization options in Telerik Reporting Q2 2013? You can get them from your account.

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