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Step by Step Pasta Configuration for R12

PASTA CONFIGURATION FOR R12


1. Add the IX_PRINTING variable to the files adcmctl.sh and gsmstart.sh which are
located under

$INST_TOP/admin/scripts.

The steps are like the following:

– Shutdown the managers.

– take a backup from the files : adcmctl.sh , gsmstart.sh

– Edit the 2 files

look for the line:

export DISPLAY

and add the following in the next line:

IX_PRINTING=”$FND_TOP/resource/ixlib.cfg”

export IX_PRINTING

Please do not forget to adjust the above path as in your instance.

2. You need to add 4 nls lines in the *.prt that will be used,

nls locale “arabic”

nls datastorageorder “logical”

nls contextuallayout “no”

nls contextualshaping “yes”


3. Check the folder $FND_TOP/resource , this will include the font files and the pasta.cfg,
ixlib.cfg files for the pasta configurations

dolayout=n

doshaping=y

direction=rtl

bidialgorithm=oracle

4. Regarding the Profile Options:

Navigate to the profiles and find %Encoding% , for the result profiles , you will need to check
it’s

values in the instance.

There is one profile should have the same value as the DB characterset:

FND: NATIVE CLIENT ENCODING

Also for the profiles:

Navigate to the profiles and find %Viewer% , for the result profiles , you will need to check it’s
values

in the new instance.

Viewer: Text to be browser

Viewer: Application for Text to be null


5. Regarding the MIME types:

Navigate to the ‘Install’ ‘Viewer Options’ then you will need to configure the MIME types as the
current

instance and use the ‘Allow native encoding option ‘ only with the post script but for the record

apps/bidi , ther e is no need to check that box.

You will need to add a record for the apps/bidi

6. Regarding the printer that will be used, it should have the Pasta universal type
configured and supporting the post script level 2 printing. The printer should have the type
‘ Pasta universal driver’ for pasta to work.

7. You will need to adjust the file : Tk2Motif.rgb under the following paths according to the
character set:

$ORACLE_HOME/guicommon/tk/admin/Tk2Motif.rgb

$ORACLE_HOME/guicommon/tk/admin/AR/Tk2Motif.rgb

The font map line shold be adjusted as the DB character set not other character set.

E.g.

1. Change Directory to: $ORACLE_HOME/guicommon6/tk60/admin/AR (6i)

2. Backup Tk2Motif.rgb

3. Edit Tk2Motif.rgb file

4. change the following line from:

!Tk2Motif*fontMapCs: iso8859-2=EE8ISO8859P2

to
Tk2Motif*fontMapCs: iso8859-6=AR8MSWIN1256

5. Save the changes

8. Bounce the services and retest the issue using the pasta viewer not the browser.