Tableau should read whatever characters are in the data source. Therefore, if you are using the Arabic alphabet in your data source, they should come in as such.
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If your data source is a flat file, open it in a text editor (Not Notepad but something like Notepad++) and convert the encoding to UTF-8. Then try the data in Tableau. That should work...
I really appreciate this input. It's a MySQL database. And the characters
are arabic in the data field. The Tableau server doesn't display them
correctly. So, it's the Windows (uggh) server that gives the user the
Does that help identify the issue?
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:00 AM, Bassem Khalil <
I've seen that, and it works on my desktop.
It doesn't work on the server when we browse to the workbook.
Again, appreciate this help.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:41 AM, Mark Fraser <
Are your desktop and server on the same machine?
I'm assuming they are not... I have custom fonts and had to install them on both machines in order for them to display properly. Tableau references the fonts from the machine, not the workbook.
Could that be a possibility? If not, sorry, I have no idea
What kind of browser are you using to access the Tableau Server? It might be the encoding there and nothing to do with the SQL Server....
Check this link to switch Google Chrome to UTF-8:
Chrome on Mac.
Chrome on Windows.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Bassem Khalil <
Hi Bassem and others,
I could use Arabic data (text and numbers) with Tableau. It displays text and numbers correctly, Have attached twbx.
But there are 2 problem -
1. it displays percentages in English numbers (percent of total calculation). Please see attached dashboard.
2. It displays English numbers on the axis. Please see attached dashboard
Is there a workaround for both these points?
Arabic Dashboard.twbx 809.8 KB