Save file showing unreadable characters


I’me using mailspring snap package on Manjaro Linux. When I try to save a file from the interface, the file names and all the "File Explorer"window to save shows rectangles instead of actual readable characters.

To Reproduce…

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Open a email with attachments
    2 Click on the down facing arrow to save the file
  2. See that all the characters are replaced by rectangles

Expected Behavior

The file explorer window should show readable characters.



  • OS and Version: Manjaro Linux (rolling) with Gnome Wayland
    • Installation Method: snap package
  • Mailspring Version: 1.9.2

I recently saw another user (also, I think, using the snap) reporting a similar problem here. Perhaps worth joining your experience with theirs?

Yes indeed ! I search but didn’t find the ticket before submitting !

Same problem here:
Mailspring 1.9.2 (snap package)
Debian 10

Any chance to resolve this annoying bug ?
Still present in Debian 11 with snap package (1.9.2)

I’d strongly recommend trying the deb install rather than the snap. The snap doesn’t seem very reliable, and I’ve found the deb much better.