OCR A Extended font not working on Azure App Service

Chris Sturm 1 Reputation point

I have been using the DevExpress library and have also used IronPDF in the past and had the same issue. When I am running my project locally, the OCR A Extended font shows up no problem, but when I am publishing to my Azure App Service, it no longer works. It just shows some generic text instead of the OCR A font. I have submitted a request to DevExpress support about this issue and they mentioned that Azure App Services don't support certain fonts and that I would have to use a Virtual Machine or a Docker Linux Container to fix this. To me, it seems that a font such as this would be commonly used among other apps. I wanted to put the question here as well... Is there any way to get this font to work without completely changing how my app is hosted?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. VenkateshDodda-MSFT 6,336 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Sharing the below for the benefit of other community members, If any one is facing the same issue I would suggest you take a look into the below checks

    • Could you please check whether all the packages/libraries that were running in local are deployed to azure or not.
    • while the application is running are observing any high CPU or memory usage issues?
    • On which app service plan you are application is running (like free or shared etc.,)
    • Since each and every webapp runs on a sandbox environment we have couple of restrictions and pdf generators which were developed on these frameworks (Syncfusion,Siberix,Spire.PDF).

    I have found these documentations from Iron Pdf and also this SO thread you can take a look which might be helpful

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  2. Bruce (SqlWork.com) 28,276 Reputation points

    This is due to gdi restrictions of the azure sandbox


    The work around is to use a vm hosting, Linux docker or Linux rather than windows web app hosting.

    If you have a 4.8 framework, then vm hosting is your only option. If .net core, then pick linux (it’s cheaper anyway) when you create the web app resource.

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