I have an existing RDF file. Developed in Report Builder6 as a Bitmap report - one repeating frame and 2 fields inside this. On Sun Sparc Unix server (database is UTF8), rwrun60c is executed with parameters DESTYPE=FILE, MODE=BITMAP. The resulting postscript file includes the Courier font as expected.
If I open this RDF in Report Builder 6, go into Layout Model, and simply cut and re-paste one of the layout fields. When I save this new RDF, and run it the same way as above the postscript file no longer uses Courier for the field that was cut and pasted - it is replaced by Symbol font. The "untouched" layout field is Courier as expected.
Has anyone come across this?
It seems as if ANY change to the layout objects results in them losing their font information as stored in the RDF when they're run. I've checked the RDF itself using "scripts xxx.rdf | grep -i symbol" and there is definitely NO other fonts contained in RDF except Courier.
I think that there is a difference between something having a defined font, and an undefined font.
If the font is undefined in the rdf file, then you won't see a specified different font being used, but the default for undefined might be different in alternate systems.
Go back to the cut and paste area, change it to a different font, eg arial, then change it back to courier again, and see what happens.