How to Setup EBS, VPasta, And Pasta for BIDI Languages (Doc ID 839520.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Pasta - Version 11.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Pasta, VPasta, BiDi, Arabic, Hebrew, Unicode, UTF8, Languages
***Checked for relevance on 27-Jan-2014***

Goal

How to quickly and effectively setup E-Business Suite (EBS), Vpasta and Pasta in a Unicode (UTF8 / AL32UTF8) character set environment in order to successfully generate, view, and print standard Oracle seeded reports under Bi-directional (BiDi) languages, such as the Arabic or Hebrew languages.

Support to generate, view, and print BiDi language reports within EBS requires the setup of environment variables, profiles, viewer options, Pasta printing configuration files and drivers.

Rather than overload the existing EBS drivers to perform many tasks, this setup uses a separate SRW, print style, and printer drive, as utilized in <Note 188109.1> "Configuring Annual Certificate to Vendors - ILAWTANV report for UTF8 Hebrew", which seems to to be a cleaner and better organized approach.

In EBS, only two report output formats are supported with BiDi languages: Text (Character Mode) and Postscript with Font embedding (IX Library). In order to generate reports in the PDF format, the BI Publisher product will need to be installed, configured, and a custom template created. Customizing seeded reports with the BI Publisher product is beyond the scope of this document.

Solution

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