Hi. I have this weird problem where every window Joplin opens only shows squares instead of characters. The import file selector screen is affected by this, and shows no files. The "about" screen is also affected.
Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Gnome Version: 3.36.3
Windowing System: X11
@fluttertubes welcome to the forum.
Are you by any chance using an unofficial snap package?
Have a look at this post.
I don't no why the popup dialog shows squares instead of the text. This happens when I try to delete a note or check "about" from Help menu. See image below. How can I fix it?
I am using v1.2.6 on Ubuntu 20.04 and installed Joplin from Snaps.
[Screenshot from 2020-10-22 09-59-36]
If you are using a snap package you could instead try using the AppImage installer script found on the main Joplin page at
Thanks! That worked.
I just installed it on the official ubuntu software center, but yes I guess they use unofficial snap packages. Installing it with the script solved the problem. Thanks