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Power BI Ideas Admin on 24 Jul 2015 22:55:23

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Update, we will allow some custom fonts soon in mobile and paginated reports. 

With the June Desktop update, we now support updating your chart fonts to any of the fonts we currently support for textboxes. Learn more in our blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-june-feature-summary/#fonts We will be working on allowing you to use your custom installed fonts as well in a future release.

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Vitali Ivanov on 22 Dec 2021 11:18:44

RE: Support for custom fonts

We need to have fonts (even PBI default fonts) defined in JSON template to show correctly in the mobile apps (iOS and Android).

Currently, any fonts defined in JSON file, for example Arial, Segoe UI etc. - will not show when viewing the report via mobile app. Only if a font is defined in the Power BI visualization pane either in PBI Desktop or web, then the selected font will show in the mobile app.

Please update mobile apps to read the font data from JSON templates the same way as the PBI Desktop and PBI Service does.

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Andy Johnson on 15 Aug 2021 22:30:37

RE: Support for custom fonts

It's great that you can add custom fonts to Power BI, but unless I'm missing something, it seems poorly thought out that you then can't use these custom fonts in text boxes.

I'd like to use a specific font that my company uses, and have managed to import it into Power BI. 

However, the *only* place I'd like to use it is in the text boxes that act as my report title headers. 

And I can't...

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Andrew Larson on 29 Jul 2021 14:14:52

RE: Support for custom fonts

It would even be nice if the same fonts available to visuals were available to text boxes. For example, DIN is a font i use for visual titles quite a bit, but I'm unable to use that in a text box for some reason. This means i can't replicate a visual title with a text box. 

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Rich Flanagan on 22 Jul 2021 10:07:25

RE: Support for custom fonts

Please allow custom fonts to be accessible on the service without the need for users to manually install .ttf files.

Many organisations use custom fonts for branding purposes and even when editing the report theme JSON file to use a custom font, it's not possible to see it on the service unless it's already been installed locally.

The default Times New Roman font which is shown in its place just makes me sad :(

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Vasudev Patil on 02 Jul 2021 12:16:18

RE: Support for custom fonts

We need custom fonts ASAP.

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Armand van Amersfoort on 01 Jul 2021 18:10:13

RE: Support for custom fonts

This would open a new world! Font are very important if you like UX/UI! #storytelling

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Taylor Cleveland on 19 Mar 2021 16:44:15

RE: Support for custom fonts

yes, at least expand your font selection. What is it, only 25 at the writing of this? Expand font selection or allow for import of different fonts. PLEASE.

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Gonzalo Moran on 10 Mar 2021 15:07:14

RE: Support for custom fonts

please cant custom font be embedded like pdfs do?

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Eddy Ramon Miguel on 06 Mar 2021 13:23:18

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I ran into this problem.. not being able to show for outside customers the intended font abd I recommend a future fix to this, is not the same to guide your company's employee to install the font on their machine rather send a document instruction to the entire country and more on how to install the font where the targeted people who is going to see the report are people 90% no tech savy. Hope this can be updated ! :)

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Brandon Fine on 09 Feb 2021 22:08:36

RE: Support for custom fonts

We need to be able to add custom fonts to PBI Service as well as desktop.

Many companies (mine included) have design requirements that include a specific font.

The ability to add a custom font in the desktop theme is useless if it doesn't carry over when the report is published to Service.

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