Inkscape version 0.48.4 not showing Height/Width pixels

Asked by Ari N on 2013-04-09

Inkscape version 0.48.4
Windows: Vista Home Premium

Additional: Windows Japanese version
Inkscape's language: English

Recently I have noticed Inkscape is not showing "X Y Width Height Pixel".
To resolve problem once I reinstalled the Inkscape but faced the same problem. Then I clean uninstalled and reinstalled once again. When I open a document only once I can see width, height etc. then it is gone. Or if I draw something I can see width height pixel but only once then I can not see those details which is very frustrating.

I wonder what could be the cause?

Any help will be appreciated.

P.S. I have updated Windows, drivers, Adobe flash and Java.

Thank you.

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2013-04-09
su_v (suv-lp) said : #1

Do you happen to your OS configured with Japanese locale (language) settings?

Likely this is due to a known problem with Japanese locale settings on Windows, tracked in
- Bug #1020518 “can't input x,y,width and height values in Windows”
  <https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1020518>

(see also related topic in the forum: <http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13717>)

Ari N (nihon94) said : #2

Since long I have been using Inkscape on Windows Vista Home Premium (Japanese) and did not face any problem and now all of sudden this kind of problem is strange.

Thank you.

su_v (suv-lp) said : #3

~suv wrote:
> Do you happen to your OS configured with Japanese locale
> (language) settings?

Please let me rephrase the question (I sent the reply to quickly without rereading the full sentence after deleting parts of the original version):

Do you happen to have your OS configured with Japanese locale (language) settings?

su_v (suv-lp) said : #4

> and now all of sudden this kind of problem is strange.

AFAIU the problem started after updating the Windows version of the GTK+ toolkit Inkscape uses for the GUI - possibly this is an upstream bug in the toolkit, not directly caused by changes in Inkscape's code itself.

Ari N (nihon94) said : #5

Yes my Windows is in Japanese and use Inkscape in English.

"AFAIU the problem started after updating the Windows version of the GTK+ toolkit Inkscape uses for the GUI - possibly this is an upstream bug in the toolkit"

AFAIU, GTK+toolkit could not understand these words sorry.

Thank you.

su_v (suv-lp) said : #6

AFAIU: an acronym, which stands for "As Far As I Understand"

toolkit: set of basic components for developing software

GTK+: a specific toolkit or software component used in Inkscape (to create the windows, dialogs, buttons, etc. of the application)

Ari N (nihon94) said : #7

Thank you for clarification suv-lp

As all kind of attempts failed I did one thing and solved the problem. My Inkscape version was 0.48.4, I installed the older version 0.48.2 and opened older document, created new document, drawn various shapes and everything is working fine. Now I can see "X Y Width Height Pixel".

I thought I should share my findings.

Thank you to those who guided me.

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