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

One 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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