I know this is an old post, Barcode in Reports 10g
but I am facing the same problem here. Using reports 18.104.22.168, running on a Linux server.
I have set this on <domain>config/FRComponent/frcommon/guicommon/tk/admin/uifont.ali:
XYZFONT = "XYZFONT.afm XYZFONT.pfa"
But generated PDF reports are not embedding the fonts, since I need to have them installed on the computer to see the barcode. I understand the parameter PDFEMBED is set to true by default. But my reports are called from Oracle Forms. How can I be sure the parameter is correct? What else could I check?