Adding New Fonts to OBIEE

Actually, this has been mentioned from many blogs before but I still get emails regarding this hence I will blog this again.

As an example, I will add two fonts to OBIEE.

  1. Calibri
  2. Century Gothic


You must make sure that you have already installed the font to C:\Windows\Fonts

Step 1:

Go to: ..\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\web\msgdb\messages

Open file: commonuitemplates.xml

Add the fonts:


Note that this will determine the ordering. So if you like to have it in alphabetical order, you will need to sort it in this step.

Step 2:

Go to: ..\Oracle_BI1\bifoundation\web\schemas

Open file: analysis_formats.xsd

Add the fonts:


Note that this step does not affect the ordering but it is best practice to have step 1 and step 2 both in alphabetical orders.

Step 3:

Restart Presentation Services

In column properties, check and see whether your new fonts is there.



Author: Steve Yeung

Being in the EPM & BI field for more than 8 years, it's about time I contribute to newcomers! As a founder of I wish to give you all the help I can. Feel free to give any suggestions or questions. Hope you will all enjoy this blog! William Wong Essbase Certified Specialist OBIEE Certified Specialist

1 thought on “Adding New Fonts to OBIEE”

  1. Steve, that’s nice but do you happen to know how I can make the new font the default font? I am looking to change this to Verdana for a customer. So what I mean is, how can I change the “Default (System)” font? I know about skins and styles, but should be easier?

    Regards, Steffen


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