Oralce apps reports, instance producing gibberish character mapping

We are @ the final stage of implementing Oracle e-business suit 12 and recently came across a peculiar font mapping problem with custom developed reports. We use both Developer 6i reports developer as well as 10g reports developer.
Once the reports are tested and uploaded to the apps instance, the outputs were always producing gibrish (PDF outputs especially). However after few days of experimenting, finally we found a work around (hopefully)!

Following are the tips:

Design your report, test it.
Do not change the default font until your report is ready to upload to the instance.

Now decide the actual font you need to use with your final report.
And never select the font from the font list drop down, check the image:

Instead click on format menu item, select “font” and choose your font. Generally we use Courier New or Times New Roman (Western) for our reports and this method has solved our months long troubles with the reports. Please check the attached image:

When you need to change the font sizing and weight for individual items, follow the same method and once you are satisfied with the layout upload to the apps instance.
We hope this work around is helpful for few out there.

Windows7bugs team

February 2010 Windows Media Center Cumulative Update for Windows 7 akka KB977863 causing serious network issues with Windows 7

According to Microsoft the KB977863 deals with the following:
Issues that this cumulative update package fixes
The February 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center for Windows 7 resolves the following issues:
Improves the overall experience for systems that are configured by using digital cable card tuners.
Resolves backward compatibility issues for some legacy Windows Media Center extensibility applications.
Resolves an issue with how recorded TV shows are managed when switching to a user locale that is based on the Hijri calendar.
Improves the overall experience when you use Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) tuners. ISDB is a Japanese standard for digital television and digital radio.

However if you a domain user, domain consist of ISA, this update can screwup your happiness for a long while! Uninstall it, you don’t need it. Uninstall and try to install it once again, Microsoft will state you don’t require this update any further and you will not be annoyed by seeing the yellow triangle overlayed over the network connection stating “no internect access”

Applies to Windows domains with ISA proxy server.