How to confirm what fonts are used in a PDF file exported from Tableau Server

Published: 08 Nov 2022
Last Modified Date: 09 Nov 2022


Because the fonts on the Linux OS are usually not the same as the fonts on a Windows operating system, how can we determine what fonts are used in the PDF files which are exported from Tableau Server?


  • Tableau Server


Option 1

1. Open the PDF file with any text editor​.
2. Search with the keyword "/fontname". You will see some search results like below. The string after "/QxxAAA+" should be the font in the PDF files. For this example, the font is "DejaVuSans-Bold".

/FontName /QxxxAAA+DejaVuSans-Bold
3. Continue to search with the keyword "/fontname" to confirm next font.

Option 2

1. Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
2. Press "Ctrl-D" or select "Properties" from the File menu.
3. In the Document Properties window, click the "Fonts" tab to confirm the fonts embedded in the PDF.
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