Today I would like to briefly talk about Fonts in Business Central. I will summarize some information from Microsoft in this post that I hope will be helpful.
The online version of Business Central contains pre-installed fonts on the servers that can be used when generating reports. The following sections outline which fonts are available.
For security and legal reasons, you cannot upload custom fonts to the Business Central environment.
The following fonts are installed and available to use in both Word and RDLC report layouts (BC19 2021/10/15):
- Courier New
- Lucida Console
- Segoe Print
- Segoe Script
- Segoe UI
- Segoe UI Light
- Segoe UI Semilight
- Times New Roman
Fonts for Checks
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) fonts are installed and available to use. Both the E-13B and the CMC-7 standards are supported.
In addition to MICR fonts, special security fonts are available to generate text, names, amounts, and the currency symbols Dollar, Euro, Pound, and Yen, which are hard to tamper with once a check has been printed.
For more information, see Select a Check Layout.
Fonts for Barcodes
From BC18 and onward, fonts to generate one-dimensional barcodes are installed and available to use in both Word and RDLC report layouts.
The following barcode symbologies are supported:
- Code 3 of 9 (Code 39)
- Code 128
- Code 93
- Interleaved 2 of 5
For more information, see
Use one-dimensional barcodes in reports (Business Central online)
Barcode Fonts with Business Central Online
Adding Barcodes to Reports
2D barcodes (QR Code) info from Microsoft Yammer: It looks like we’ll have to be patient for a while.
Learn more about the licensed software: 2D Universal Barcode Font & Encoder | IDAutomation
In conclusion, fonts in SaaS are very limiting, but I have seen some Partners use Word Layout and use their purchased fonts in it. I think this is also a good way.
More Details: Available Fonts – Business Central | Microsoft Docs
You can freely use your own (purchased) font.
But if a report uses a custom font (like barcode font) then you need to make sure that custom font is installed in Business Central Server and Web Client Server.
Similar to the On-Premises version, you can use Command to import fonts into your container.
Control Add-in Style Guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/developer/devenv-control-addin-style
Business Central Dark Mode in Chrome: https://yzhums.com/16003/
Hope this will help.
Thanks for reading.
I have learned that to generate pdf files on Business Central Cloud version, the selections of fonts is quite limited to be able to display Japanese characters properly. In my testing, it is only MS Gothic that can be used in RDLC layout.
Yes, for the Japanese Layout, ‘MS UI Gothic’ font is the best one to display.
Thank you for your information.
BTW, I am not notified when you reply and need to come back to the site myself to see if you have replied. Any way to get notified?