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0016276ScribusGeneralpublic2020-10-26 11:55
Reporterutnik Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
OSmac osOS Version10.14.6 
Product Version1.5.6.svn 
Summary0016276: barcode doesn't show readable text
Descriptionwhen i try to insert an ISBN code, there is no readable text. the checkbox seems to work in the barcode editor. the preview shows the text. the inserted code in the layout shows the free space for the text, but the text is missing.
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2020-10-23 12:22

administrator   ~0048182

Unable to reproduce. Works here.


2020-10-23 13:58

updater   ~0048183

i tested it after reading this forum thread:,3819.msg18119.html
and i had the same problems as the to.


2020-10-23 16:05

administrator   ~0048187

I tested again on Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and 20.10 with system poppler and ghostscript. ISBN code works too on these systems.


2020-10-24 08:26

manager   ~0048192

seems to work here too.

could it be related to the libraries included in the macos package?


2020-10-24 08:38

updater   ~0048193

how can i test if it is a library issue?


2020-10-24 09:17

manager   ~0048194

i guess that craig could tell us if he thinks that there is a chance that it is that way......


2020-10-25 10:27

administrator   ~0048196

I don't see an issue pre packaging. Try a new dmg I uploaded last night. I tested it on another machine and works fine.


2020-10-25 14:48

updater   ~0048197

with last night build (r24102) it's still the same – no readable text.
it is not only the ISBN code. the problem comes with all the barcode variants wich support some readable text.


2020-10-25 15:47

administrator   ~0048198

Hmmm, by any chance, do you have barcode text color set to white or something like that?


2020-10-25 18:21

updater   ~0048203

no, the text color is set to 'black'. that was the first thing i checked. as a second check i ungrouped the inserted barcode, and there was nothing else than the lines and the placeholder for the white space.
i don't know what '' really does, as the code is not in a readable format. does it require some third party stuff?


2020-10-25 21:01

administrator   ~0048204

>> does it require some third party stuff?

Ghostscript for sure...


2020-10-26 03:39

updater   ~0048206

i have ghostscript 9.27


2020-10-26 08:14

manager   ~0048207

to be sure. do you see the readable text here?

(since i'm not sure what the readable text should be...)
barcode-readable-text.png (18,305 bytes)   
barcode-readable-text.png (18,305 bytes)   


2020-10-26 11:55

updater   ~0048208

here is what scribus1.5.6_r24102 generates on my macOS 10.14.6:
the upper one is without 'readable text'.
the lower one should show the 'readable text'. but the only difference is the free space to display the numbers…
barcode.png (12,016 bytes)   
barcode.png (12,016 bytes)   

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-10-23 10:17 utnik New Issue
2020-10-23 12:22 jghali Note Added: 0048182
2020-10-23 12:39 jghali Category - => General
2020-10-23 13:58 utnik Note Added: 0048183
2020-10-23 16:05 jghali Note Added: 0048187
2020-10-24 08:26 ale Note Added: 0048192
2020-10-24 08:38 utnik Note Added: 0048193
2020-10-24 09:17 ale Note Added: 0048194
2020-10-25 10:27 cbradney Note Added: 0048196
2020-10-25 14:48 utnik Note Added: 0048197
2020-10-25 15:47 jghali Note Added: 0048198
2020-10-25 18:21 utnik Note Added: 0048203
2020-10-25 21:01 jghali Note Added: 0048204
2020-10-26 03:39 utnik Note Added: 0048206
2020-10-26 08:14 ale File Added: barcode-readable-text.png
2020-10-26 08:14 ale Note Added: 0048207
2020-10-26 11:55 utnik File Added: barcode.png
2020-10-26 11:55 utnik Note Added: 0048208