Dialog windows of Chromium with unprintable characters

Bug #1864001 reported by Torsten Bronger on 2020-02-20
This bug affects 1 person
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chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Chromium with the following version numbers (output of “snap list”):

chromium 80.0.3987.100 1026 stable canonical✓ -

(Ubuntu 19.10) the “Save as” dialog box consists only of unprintable characters, i.e., I see only small boxes instead of letters. I don’t observe this in comparable dialogs of other programs, e.g. Inkscape.

Torsten Bronger (bronger) wrote :

I just updated Chromium to

chromium 80.0.3987.116 1036 stable canonical✓ -

and still observe this bug.

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Can you please share a screenshot demonstrating the problem?

Is the chromium-browser deb package installed on your system? If so can you run "apport-collect 1864001" in a terminal? This will attach useful debug information about the snap and its dependencies.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Torsten Bronger (bronger) wrote :

I found out that a workaround is to remove ~/snap/chromium/common/.cache/fontconfig before starting Chromium.

Torsten Bronger (bronger) wrote :

I attached a screenshot showing the problem.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Torsten Bronger (bronger) wrote :

I installed Chromium directly using Snap, so apport said “Package chromium-browser not installed and no hook available, ignoring”.

summary: - "Save as" in chromium with unprintable characters
+ Dialog windows of Chromium with unprintable characters
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