Make sure that the fonts that you use in your forms are available on your server.
Webform Server uses the fonts on the server to create the HTML that is sent to the client browser, and to generate an image of the form when the user prints. Note that Webform Server only supports TrueType fonts.
The default installation of Webform Server checks the following directories for font information, in the order listed:
- On Windows™:
- On Linux™ and UNIX™:
If you do not have a license to use Windows
TTF fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New on Linux
servers, you can choose from a number of commercially available and open source fonts for non-Windows platforms. For example, Liberation Fonts, which are metric-compatible with certain common Microsoft
™ fonts in the true-type format, are distributed on an open source basis under a GPL+exception license. See https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/
for more information about the installation and use of Liberation fonts.
If one or more of the Microsoft
TTF fonts Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier New are specified and are not in the font directory, Webform Server will attempt to use the equivalent Liberation font.
If a font cannot be found, Webform Server will use the font that is specified in the translator.properties
file. This might cause layout problems in your forms, and will be especially noticeable when they are printed.
To make sure that the fonts that you use in your forms are available, place your font files into the following directory:
Parent topic: Before installing
- On Windows:
- On Linux and UNIX: