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2054690 - Webdings and Wingdings fonts in Xcelsius/Dashboard


Webdings and Wingdings Fonts do not show up in Xcelsius/Dashboards


  • Xcelsius 2008
  • Dashboard 4.0 SP02

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a dashboard with some sample text in Excel.
  2. Bind that Excel Text to Label component to display on Canvas.
  3. Change the font for that Label component to "Wingdings" or "Webdings".
  4. The fonts do not get change when previewing the dashboard.


This is a FLEX SDK limitation. FLEX 2.0 doesn't support Webdings or Wingdings Fonts


This issue is resolved after FLEX has been updated to FLEX 4 in Dashboard 4.0 SP03 onwards.


KBA , BI-RA-XL-DSL , Obsolete: Design-Time, Design on Multi-Source , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008