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0016044ScribusOS-MacOSXpublic2021-05-01 21:26
ReporterJuanRubio Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMac-AppleOSMacOs hig sierraOS Version10.13.6
Product Version1.5.5 
Fixed in Version1.5.7.svn 
Summary0016044: Scribus was not able to load its preferences
DescriptionWhen I choose the language of the user interface "Latin Spanish" in preferences I get the following error:

"Scribus was not able to load its preferences:
Default settings will be loaded."

... and when I start the program, if I want to enter preferences again, they are no longer available, it does not allow me to enter the preferences dialog box.
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duplicate of 0016020 closedcbradney If you switch to french language, preferences are no more available 
has duplicate 0015834 closedcbradney The app fails to get started. 
has duplicate 0016305 closedjghali Scribus Language Preferences - produces unusual behaviour 



2020-02-09 18:09



2020-02-09 19:04

administrator   ~0047378

We have no official translation for "Spanish (Latin)". So I'm not sure how you can get that language to show in the UI language list. That language for sure does not appear on Windows.


2020-02-10 02:54

reporter   ~0047380

Oh, maybe I am wrong, it is true only "Spanish" appears, a thousand apologies, that is the language that when I choose it causes me the error.


2020-02-10 03:08

reporter   ~0047381

I send 2 screenshots so you can see the sections that have an error.


2020-02-10 21:23

administrator   ~0047382

I tried multiple times to reproduce your preference loading issue on Windows. Unfortunately at this point of time I have been unsuccessful.


2020-02-11 04:50

reporter   ~0047383

Maybe you are not successful because as I explained from the beginning that I report this error, my system is MacOs hig sierra 10.13.6. My computer is an Apple Macbook. And apparently you are using Windows to replicate the error. You will have to get an Apple computer with MacOs X installed to be able to replicate the error I am telling you.


2020-02-11 09:59

updater   ~0047384

i can confirm some problems with scribus 1.5.5 and 1.5.6.svn-r23404 on macOS 10.14.6 in spanish.
after changing the ui language to 'spanish' i'm not able to reach the preferences any more. in 1.5.5 the menu looks a bit strange (see screenshot). scribus 1.5.6 doesn't show the strange .pdf entries, but the prefs won't open either.
when i close a document, scribus crashes with 'signal 11'. this doesn't happen with a german or english ui.
i had to change the ui language back manually in 'prefs150.xml' to use scribus again.
scribusSpanish.png (119,855 bytes)   
scribusSpanish.png (119,855 bytes)   


2020-03-15 22:45

administrator   ~0047434

I've fixed the menu item issue but cannot trace the crash right now. Looks to be in Qt or in OSX.


2021-04-25 15:13

reporter   ~0049104

They share a download link for the corrected version of Scribus_1.5.7.Svn
Mac-Apple platform SO Macos Hig Sierra version of SO 10.13.6, please


2021-04-25 15:24

administrator   ~0049105

Last edited: 2021-04-25 15:26

I don't understand what you have said, sorry. 1.5.7 is now released and will be available for download later today. Its built on 10.14. I will not be releasing a dmg built on 10.13


2021-04-25 15:30

reporter   ~0049106

Yes, I know that version 1.5.7 is available but it is not compatible with the version of my operating system. See the image. Use Macos Hig Sierra Version of SO 10.13.6


2021-04-25 15:32

administrator   ~0049107

Then sorry, you will need to try to build Scribus yourself or upgrade to 10.14 or higher. We are no longer supporting 10.13.


2021-04-29 21:20

administrator   ~0049111

I might have a build for 10.13 actually, having fixed an old virtual machine.


2021-05-01 21:26

administrator   ~0049112

I have uploaded a 10.13 build to Sourceforge

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-02-09 18:09 JuanRubio New Issue
2020-02-09 18:09 JuanRubio File Added: MacOs hig sierra 10.13.6 (17G11023) Bug .png
2020-02-09 19:04 jghali Note Added: 0047378
2020-02-10 02:54 JuanRubio Note Added: 0047380
2020-02-10 03:08 JuanRubio File Added: MacOs hig sierra 10.13.6 (17G11023) Bug 2.png
2020-02-10 03:08 JuanRubio File Added: MacOs hig sierra 10.13.6 (17G11023) Bug 3.png
2020-02-10 03:08 JuanRubio Note Added: 0047381
2020-02-10 21:23 jghali Note Added: 0047382
2020-02-11 04:50 JuanRubio Note Added: 0047383
2020-02-11 09:59 utnik File Added: scribusSpanish.png
2020-02-11 09:59 utnik Note Added: 0047384
2020-03-15 22:45 cbradney Note Added: 0047434
2020-04-10 21:38 cbradney Relationship added has duplicate 0016020
2020-04-10 21:40 cbradney Relationship added has duplicate 0015834
2020-11-02 18:03 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0016305
2021-04-19 21:03 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2021-04-19 21:03 cbradney Status new => resolved
2021-04-19 21:03 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2021-04-19 21:03 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.5.7.svn
2021-04-19 21:03 cbradney Relationship replaced duplicate of 0016020
2021-04-22 18:31 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2021-04-25 15:13 JuanRubio Status closed => feedback
2021-04-25 15:13 JuanRubio Resolution fixed => reopened
2021-04-25 15:13 JuanRubio Note Added: 0049104
2021-04-25 15:24 cbradney Note Added: 0049105
2021-04-25 15:26 cbradney Note Edited: 0049105
2021-04-25 15:30 JuanRubio Note Added: 0049106
2021-04-25 15:30 JuanRubio File Added: Captura de pantalla 2021-04-25 a la(s) 10.27.38.png
2021-04-25 15:30 JuanRubio Status feedback => assigned
2021-04-25 15:32 cbradney Note Added: 0049107
2021-04-25 15:37 cbradney Status assigned => closed
2021-04-25 17:47 jghali Resolution reopened => fixed
2021-04-29 21:20 cbradney Note Added: 0049111
2021-05-01 21:26 cbradney Note Added: 0049112