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ODS RTF - use other fonts than standard, like Open Sans

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ODS RTF - use other fonts than standard, like Open Sans

hi,

i want to create an RTF report using the Open Sans font.

i tried things like:

proc report data=work.all nowindows style(column)=[fontfamily="Open Sans" fontsize=8pt];

but that gives error messages like:

WARNING: Font specification "Open Sans" failed. Using default font family instead.

help is appreciated.


-Bart



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Re: ODS RTF - use other fonts than standard, like Open Sans

This mean that the font is not in the SAS registry

check this old thread for details

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Re: ODS RTF - use other fonts than standard, like Open Sans

thanks that worked.

a question though: why do i have to register a font in SAS before i can use it to generate an RTF file?

i would think that the RTF can be generated without it since rendering takes place in an RTF viewer (MS Word).

for the archive, on CentOS, i downloaded the zip file containing the fonts from Google Fonts

unpacked the ttf files it contains into /usr/share/fonts/Open_Sans

update the font-cache:

# fc-cache


stop all sas processes to free SASHELP.REGSTRY.ITEMSTOR

run the following code:

proc fontreg

  mode=add

  msglevel=normal

  usesashelp

;

  truetype "/usr/share/fonts/Open_Sans";

run;

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Re: ODS RTF - use other fonts than standard, like Open Sans

All what i know is as in the SAS® 9.4 Language Reference Concepts Fourth Edition

that : "

The fonts that are supplied by SAS and the fonts that are installed by Microsoft

are automatically registered in the SAS registry when you install SAS. Fonts that are

installed after you install SAS must be registered manually in the SAS registry.

"

But your question still valid one.

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