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nadir Frequent Visitor
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Arabic font issue


My reports in Desktop is showing the correct Arabic font , when I Publish the report to the service for the first time it is dispalying the correct Arabic font.

The issue comes when I refresh the report in the service , the Arabic font is showin as ??????? as in below screen shot Power Bi Arabic font issue.JPG

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Arabic font issue

Hi @nadir ,

I can't reproduce your issue. Can you please share more details?

  • What do you set in the region settings?


  • Do you set data type to country or country/region?



If you could post a dummy file, we can test it and find the issue easier.


Best Regards,

Xue Ding

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

nadir Frequent Visitor
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Re: Arabic font issue

Hi @v-xuding-msft 

Thanks for your reply and sorry for my late reply.

1. I set  the region settings for current file to Arabic Suadi Arabia

2.  Regarding setting the  data type to country or country/region , the data in this field is a text data which has the Tenant Name in Arabic , but eventhough I tried to change it but no luck.

3. As I explaind in my post , the data is correctlty displayed in Power Bi Desktop , the problem is only when I publish the report to the service.

4. I am connecting to SQL server data , will you please tell my how to share a dummy file from the data.



nadir Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Solved : Arabic font issue


I did changed the data type for the field to Text (eventhough it was text only!!!!) , then saved and published the report and it is working fine. 

Hope this will help others 

Thanks to everyone




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