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Old 08-26-2016, 04:34 AM   #1
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font problem when adding books

Hello,

I'm running calibre 2.65 on arch linux 64-bit. When I go to "add books", I end up with a dialog screen of white squares/blocks and no text. It seems there's a font issue. I've run fc-cache to clear the font cache. I also tried deleting ~/.cache/calibre to no avail.

I managed to add books a long time ago so I'm not quite sure when this happened. And everything else seems to be working fine. But I'm not at a loss as to how to try to fix what again I assume is a font issue.

This is limited to calibre - all other applications are working fine.

I'd be very grateful for a steer as to how to fix this.

Thanks!

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Old 08-26-2016, 05:03 AM   #2
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A screenshot would be useful. And note that you can always add books by drag and drop onto the book list.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply - I've attached a screenshot. Thanks again, D
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:36 AM   #4
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I have no idea what would cause that, but you can work around it by setting, the environment variable CALIBRE_NO_NATIVE_FILEDIALOGS as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/cust...ment-variables
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Thanks very much - setting the environment variable worked a treat! Cheers, D
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