Zotero Standalone: No text in menus, library, elements


for quite a while I have some problems with zotero not showing any text in menus, library and for elements. This is quite annoying as it makes it completely unsuable.
To get an idea how it looks like: https://imgur.com/6DHCecS

Any idea how to fix this?
I'm running the latest version on arch linux. I also tried moving the whole zotero config folder so I could rule out any misconfiguration.
  • Are you running the tarball from zotero.org or a package?

    What do you mean by "config folder"? If you haven't, you should try closing Zotero and moving your Zotero profile directory out of the way, which will clear window settings (among other things). If that works, you can help you move the original back and just clear the part that's causing trouble.
  • I'm using a package (https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=zotero ), which essentially extracts the tarball and creates some symlinks for the binary.

    I moved the whole .zotero folder to another place and then started zotero, to do what you suggested.
    This led to the attached picture above.
  • If this happens with a clean profile directory and the stock tarball, I'm afraid I don't have any other suggestions. Honestly, people tend to report pretty weird stuff from Arch Linux. If you haven't yet, you can search the forums to see if anyone else has reported anything like this.
  • Got it.
    In my .config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini I had an entry
    gtk-font-name=Noto without specifying the size. Still strange that this broke zotero. My other applications still looked fine.
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