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Tashkeel Characters (Arabic Diacritics) Do Not Display in PDF Output (Doc ID 2170720.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 12.2.1.1.0 [Release Oracle10g to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Running a report with Arabic language.  The Tashkeel characters (Arabic Diacritics) are not showing up in PDF output. However, they do show up in HTML output.

Sample of PDF Output

http://hostname:9002/reports/rwservlet?server=repserver&report=arabic.rdf&destype=cache&desformat=pdf&userid=scott/tiger@db

 

Sample of HTMLCSS/HTML Output

http://hostname:9002/reports/rwservlet?server=repserver&report=arabic.rdf&destype=cache&desformat=html&userid=scott/tiger@db

Notice the missing accent marks above and below some letters in PDF output. These are the missing Tashkeel (diacritics) characters.


This happens with Reports 10g, 11g and 12c.

The problem occurs regardless of NLS_LANG setting.

Changes

 Running reports with Arabic data that include Tashkeel characters.

Cause

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