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BUG: Font Face seems to chinese font instead of Japnaese one in Power BI Desktop Japanese.

Please fix soon, The font face of Power BI Desktop Japanse seems to Chinese font , instead of Japanese font.

The font face of older version of Power BI Desktop seems MS Gothic.

But the font face of this version seems MingLiU.

Japanese Users dose NOT use this font face.


  Power BI Desktop version: 2.31.4280.361

  PC 1: Surface Pro 4, Windows 10 Pro, Japanese

  PC 2: Stick PC, Windows 10 Home, Japanese.





Yoshihiro Kawabara





@yoshihirok simply download it at, we update the link to point to the latest version

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Frequent Visitor



"Legend" and "Fomulas" font are not fixed yet.


version 2.31.4280.661




@Takeshi The formula bar seems to have the correct FONT FACE, but is aliased due to the size been too small. The legend font is indeed a problem that we did not discover previously. 

Hello, @Takeshi. Hello, @pqian


BUG remain some Points.

I check @Takeshi's points and more.


BUG remain point:

  1. formula

  2. legend.

  3. textbox.


Power BI Desktop version: 2.30.4246.661





The check point is top of the charactor "言".

Horizontal bar is OK.

Dash is NG.





Yoshihiro Kawabata


@yoshihirok Thanks for the detailed report, I'll check all these places and make sure they look right.

Frequent Visitor


I found another point.  😛

Multi-row card - Display units
 Fix at the same time please.



Hi, Takeshi, I can reproduce the BUG which some visual's Display Unit seems to Chinese font instead of Japanese.


BUG remain points:

1. formula

2. legends

3. textbox

4. display units in some visuals


Yoshihiro Kawabata

It seems there is a problem when certain font face is missing and we default to the incorrect font (SimSun) in the Desktop.


This however, does not affect the service ( Once you publish the report, you should be able to see the correct font displayed there.


Meanwhile, we'll track this bug on the desktop and try to address it ASAP.

Hello, pqian for updating the information.


There are not this BUG in Power BI Service .. Yes, well japanese font.

and There are this BUG in Power BI Desktop .. Yes, at some points.


Some one uses Power BI Desktop with Power BI Service,
and Some one uses Power BI Desktop without Power BI Service.


I'm looking for fixing this BUG.

and I enjoy/share a lot of features of Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service.


Yoshihiro Kawabata






@yoshihirok Thank you for reporting this issue! Out of curiousity, can you post a screenshot of the EXPECTED fonts? So we can verify the issue is fixed. Was the december release OK? How about viewing the report on

Hello Pqian.


BUG's Screen shot add to Original Post.

Power BI Desktop Dec/2015 version's font face is OK.

The reports on is OK. Check by Microsoft Edge and F12 Dom Explorer.


Yoshihiro Kawabata

@yoshihirok I was hoping that you could post a screenshot of the expected fonts (non bug version), so we can compare and verify the fix.


Also, if it's not too much trouble, can you verify in Chrome too?




Hello, pqian.


This screenshot is OK.

Power BI Desktop version: 2.30.4246.181, 64bit, Dec/2015

OS: Windows 10 Home, 64bit

2016-02-10 17-27-20.png


The font face is OK - by Google Chrome 48.0.2564.109 m on Surface Pro 4.

also OK - by Internet Explorer 11.


Yoshihiro Kawabata


Ok Thanks! I had thought that this maybe the same issue as ( however, since both IE and Chrome can display the right font on, this maybe a different issue.


I'd have to file a ticket and get this investigated separately. Thank you again for letting us know!




Hi @yoshihirok,


We have released a QFE today that should address the issue with CJK font mapping in the reports pane. Can you download the latest bits and try your scenario again? 

Hello, @pqian


Thank you for you QFE.

I want to download the QFE, soon

Can I ask you how can I download it ?



Yoshihiro Kawabata

@yoshihirok simply download it at, we update the link to point to the latest version

Thank you, Great Thank you, @pqian.


New Power BI Desktop fix this BUG.

I have checked Power  BI Desktop 2.31.4280.361, x64, Japanese.




Best Regards,
Yoshihiro Kawabata.

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