Fixing Jasper Report Error, “Font ‘Arial’ is not available to the JVM.”

Yesterday, i had a weird error when deploying to my Red Hat machine. Somehow my pdf generated report is throwing exceptions, it said “Font ‘Arial’ is not available to the JVM.”. A little bit weird since on my development machine, everything is running well.

After i run this command,

fc-list | grep "Arial"

I found out that “Arial” font isnt installed on my RedHat server, a little bit tricky due to im unable to run “yum” command because the server is behind a network firewall. So my workaround is download a .rpm, and installed it manually. After several minutes googling, i found a very recommended .rpm installer.


http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html#ttf

I installed it using

 sudo rpm -ivh msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm

And check my installed fonts

fc-list | grep "Arial"

Now i can see “Arial” fonts on my list of installed fonts on RedHat, restart my tomcat and my pdf reporting is running well again.

Here is the complete stacktrace of the error,

21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) <2014-09-29 21:57:12,131>,[http-/0.0.0.0:80-94]>>[ERROR]Font 'Arial' is not available to the JVM. See the Javadoc for more details. net.sf.jasperreports.engine.util.JRFontNotFoundException: Font 'Arial' is not available to the JVM. See the Javadoc for more details.
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fonts.FontUtil.checkAwtFont(FontUtil.java:357)
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.SimpleTextLineWrapper.loadFont(SimpleTextLineWrapper.java:369)
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.SimpleTextLineWrapper.getGeneralFontInfo(SimpleTextLineWrapper.java:339)
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.SimpleTextLineWrapper.createFontInfo(SimpleTextLineWrapper.java:279)
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.SimpleTextLineWrapper.start(SimpleTextLineWrapper.java:241)
21:57:12,135 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.TextMeasurer.measure(TextMeasurer.java:537)
21:57:12,136 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.JRFillTextElement.chopTextElement(JRFillTextElement.java:623)
21:57:12,136 INFO  [stdout] (AsyncLogger-1) 	at net.sf.jasperreports.engine.fill.JRFillTextField.prepare(JRFillTextField.java:699)
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