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Error "QCoreTextFontDatabase" After Launching Tableau Desktop on mac


Published: 05 Mar 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Mar 2020

Issue

Tableau Desktop may quit unexpectedly on launch after a clean installation of Tableau Desktop, and the following error message might occur:

QCoreTextFontDatabase

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • macOS 10.14

Resolution

Restore the fonts that were originally included with your Mac: 
  1. Navigate to the Font Book app  on your Mac
  2. Choose File > Restore Standard Fonts

Cause

Tableau Desktop cannot start without the standard fonts in place on a mac computer.
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