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Thursday, 9 November 2017

How to add custom font in ireport

In this article you will learn how to add custom font in ireport as jasper reports font extension. Here custom font means the font style or font family that is not exists in ireport tools or properties.


To achieve font style in pdf we need to add desired font style manually. For example if we want to show Monotype Corsiva in our jasper report then we need to first download .ttf file named Monotype Corsiva. Here ttf is the extension of our custom font style or font family, ttf stands for True Type Font

Installing a new font

1- Click on Tools and select Options 

How to add custom font in ireport




2- Click on Fonts tab and Install Font

How to add custom font in ireport



3- Now click on Browse and select your font path with ttf extension (If you don't have this file please download it first, by google search "download Monotype Corsiva") and click on Next button.

How to add custom font in ireport



4- Please check this Embed this font in the PDF Document if you want to embed this font in the pdf document and click Next and after that click Ok.

How to add custom font in ireport


5- If you face below error Access is Denied than run your ireport designer as an administrator and follow above steps again.

How to add custom font in ireport




Now that we have installed custom font, now we export a font as a jasper Report extension.


Exporting a font as a JasperReport extension


1- Follow step number 1 and 2

2- Select your desired font and click on Export as Extension button.

How to add custom font in ireport





3- Choose your path and name your font extension, remember your font name should be without space and must have .jar file extension. In my case font name would be MonotypeCorsivaCustom.jar.

How to add custom font in ireport

 4- Click on Save and than OK.

How to add custom font in ireport

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