Problem: North Arrow does not display in a Java ADF Web mapping application
On Linux/Solaris systems, the North Arrow does not display when viewing an ArcGIS Server Web ADF for Java Web mapping application.
This problem occurs when the ESRI fonts are not installed on the Linux/Solaris computer hosting the Web mapping application.
Solution or Workaround
To display North Arrow, Scalebar, and other ESRI fonts in a Java Web ADF Web application, copy those fonts into the system's font directory. For instructions on how to do this see the ESRI Knowledgebase article in the Related Information below.