Perhaps the font you are using doesn’t exist in the linux dist or doesn’t 
support certain characters.
Try using a different font. One that you can be sure of supports the characters 
you are after.
Can you give a screenshot of the garbage characters and write what font you are 


Excosoft • Thomas Sörensen
Cell +46 (0)76-199 3184

From: Yash V <>
Sent: 04 November 2018 18:01
Subject: Questions on Spanish fonts using FOP

Hello there,

We are using FOP 0.20.5 to generate PDF documents that will be mailed to our 
customers. The FOP API is used within our custom java code. This solution was 
developed on our AIX servers 14 years ago and the solutions was working fine 
for both English and Spanish documents.

In June 2017, we migrated our servers from AIX to Linux and we noticed couple 
months ago that our solution was printing junk characters for accented Spanish 
characters. As part of our troubleshooting and analysis, we did try our 
solution on Windows laptop and the solution with FOP 0.20.5 is printing the 
accented Spanish characters perfectly. However, the same is not true on our 
Linux servers.

We tried to upgrade our FOP from 0.20.5 to 2.3 and we are still seeing the same 
behavior on Linux servers.

Any pointers on the possible solution or reason for the behavior would help us 
a lot in troubleshooting and fixing the solution.

FYI: Our logs does not indicate any FOP errors that point to an issue.

Thanks & Regards,
(Oracle Certified Workflow Expert)

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