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0016913ScribusUser Interfacepublic2023-07-27 16:30
Reporternomen-niesco Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSManjaroOS Version22.0.5
Product Version1.5.8 
Summary0016913: Visual bug in font selection.
DescriptionIn the "text property" menu (F3), when I want to select a font the scrolling list is completely glitched with color aberrations. Abherences similar to a rendering issue, leading to almost non-legible fonts, drowned in a mixture of purple, orange, white and pixel mush.
Steps To ReproduceSelect a text frame, press F3 (or go by any other means to "text properties") and click on the selector in the list of fonts.
Additional InformationI did a reinstall of Scribus, with no positive effect.
I checked Libre Office and other apps to see if the problem was with my machine or my font list and nothing to report.

More info on my setup:

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.26.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.103.0
Qt Version: 5.15.8
Kernel Version: 6.1.19-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 12 × AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor
Memory: 15.5 Gio of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon RX 6600
Tagsfont, selector, UI


has duplicate 0016960 closedjghali Scribus font selection drop down menus are garbled when using Kvantum themes 
has duplicate 0016982 closedjghali Fonts in font selection drop-down menu of Text Properties dialog are unreadable 



2023-03-17 10:45


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2023-03-17 10:59

reporter   ~0050034

I just saw the same behavior in selecting fonts via the “Style Manager” menu (F4).


2023-03-18 15:25

administrator   ~0050036

Weird issue... Might be a Qt bug on Manjaro as I do not observe it on Windows and on other Linux distros (tested OpenSuse Tumbleweed, Ubuntu 22.10, Linux Mint 21.1).


2023-03-18 16:48

administrator   ~0050037

A Qt bug looks even more likely as trunk compiled with Qt 6.4.2 does not suffer of this issue on Manjaro.


2023-03-18 18:36

reporter   ~0050038

In short, I found what caused this bug (without being able to systematically reproduce it).
In Scribus:
file/preference/user interface/main window/
In the appearance section the "appearance" field is empty by default. However, I played around with this setting to see the different themes before putting the field back to default. To test, I changed this parameter again and randomly selected another one from the list, the problem solved itself... I put it back on the empty field as the default is bug didn't come back.

I deduce that I have solved my problem, a little strange but if that's it, that's fine with me.


After your message, I decided to test a little more thing.
So I created a virtual machine with Manjaro KDE, upgraded to the same version as my physical machine. Installation of Scribus, and each addition of one of my themes and each aesthetic modification I do the following:

Opening scribus, creating a single page document, creating a text frame, F3 and changing the font.

I tested after the fresh install of the OS
I tested after installing the sweet-mars global theme
I tested after installing the sweet-mars-xfce gtk theme
I tested after installing the sweet-mars-transparent-toolbar theme

And I couldn't reproduce my visual bug.
BUT, one thing struck me, although I have exactly the same theme in my VM and on a PC the icons to close / minimize / restore the current project are not identical. And so I modified Scribus' internal theme settings, as explained in the summary above.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-03-17 10:45 nomen-niesco New Issue
2023-03-17 10:45 nomen-niesco Tag Attached: font
2023-03-17 10:45 nomen-niesco Tag Attached: selector
2023-03-17 10:45 nomen-niesco Tag Attached: UI
2023-03-17 10:45 nomen-niesco File Added: scribus-font-selector_glicth.png
2023-03-17 10:59 nomen-niesco Note Added: 0050034
2023-03-17 10:59 nomen-niesco File Added: scribus-font-selector_glicth02.png
2023-03-18 15:25 jghali Note Added: 0050036
2023-03-18 16:48 jghali Note Added: 0050037
2023-03-18 18:36 nomen-niesco Note Added: 0050038
2023-06-19 20:40 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0016960
2023-07-27 16:30 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0016982