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Some Unicode Characters Render Incorrectly


Published: 31 Jul 2019
Last Modified Date: 01 Aug 2019

Issue

When creating a string of unicode characters all above U+10000, then the last mark will render as a ? in a diamond in the mark on the view.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 2019.1.0-2019.1.6 and 2019.2.0-2019.2.2
  • Tableau Server 2019.1.0-2019.1.6 and 2019.2.0-2019.2.2

Resolution

Option 1

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop or Tableau Server 2019.1.7, 2019.2.3 or later

Option 2

If upgrading is not an option, then including a unicode character below U+10000 in the string will resolve the issue. For example, adding Braille Pattern Blank, which renders as white space on most computers, to the end of the string.

Cause

This is a known issue, issue number 893817, that has been fixed in a later version
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