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Date (formatted long date) doesn't translate in browser's language

I format dates in a report's measure :

"Projects selected running from " & 
" to " & 


Report is connected using direct query (live connection) to a tabular model. 

The development environment is done on a French Windows, PBI is configured to use Windows language and model is set to use the application language.

     2019-12-04 08_39_20-.png

Current file regional setting is set to French (as there is no 'universal' / "use system" option.) but that doesn't seem to matter much.


      2019-12-04 08_39_42-TPL - - Power BI Desktop.png




PBI service is set to use browser language.


      2019-12-04 08_41_04-vm-test1 - Remote Desktop Connection.png




When accessed from an English configured computer (both Windows and Chrome are set to English), the months are still in French.

       2019-12-04 08_44_23-vm-test1 - Remote Desktop Connection.png


Result : 

      2019-12-04 08_47_50-vm-test1 - Remote Desktop Connection.png


Am I missing something?

What do I need to change in order to get the months to translate in user's language?

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @6mon ,

I suggest you to create your report in an English environment. Your development language is French, and the browser's language setting does not automatically translate your basic data into English.

1. Change your data format on your computer:


2. Change the Regional settings in Power BI Desktop before you create a report.



3. For data in 'Text' mode, translate it manually.


Best Regards,



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Won't cut it as I don't want to set it to english, I want it to be in the user's browser language.


Also I think it uses the tabular model (database) culture...  Which is enhireted from the Analysis Server property. 

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