Release notes/1.2.1

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Inkscape 1.2.1 is a maintenance and bugfix release, which brings you an important fix for a bug where a loss of data occurred, that could only be discovered when the file was saved and opened again. In addition to this critical bug fix, more than xx bug fixes, xx crash fixes, xx fixes for extension failures, xx improved user interface translations and improved documentation.

Bug fixes


  • Fixed accented characters in context menus for input fields in non-English languages on Windows (Bug #3152, MR #4535)
  • Added back the ability to set a keyboard shortcut for swapping fill and stroke paint of an object (Bug #3502, MR #4535)
  • Fixed the size of the text background for the measurements created by the Measurement tool when converting a measurement to objects (Bug #3412, MR #4535)
  • Fixed a crash when double-clicking on a 3D box and one when panning, then switching to 3D box tool (Bug #3538, MR #4535)
  • Text that was dark blue on dark background with a dark theme in the Keyboard shortcuts preferences and the Text and Font dialog is now readable (bold instead of different color) (Bug #910, MR #4535
  • When there are no recently used files to show, a text tells you about it now instead of the submenu just remaining empty (Bug #2962, MR #4535)
  • Fixed a crash that happened when the option 'Check attributes and style properties on Editing' was enabled and the document was edited while there was additional whitespace inside group items in the SVG code (Bug #2799, Bug inbox#4580, Bug #7148, MR #4535)
  • The Export button is no longer greyed out for the next export, when an export options dialog was canceled while batch exporting (Bug #3605, MR #4535)
  • Fixed a crash when converting an LPE path (e.g. when exporting to PDF) to a normal object when the original path was corrupted (Bug #3599, MR #4535)
  • The Circle and 3D Box tools work again when using Inkscape in Czech language on Linux (Bug #3571, MR #4535)
  • Fixed im- and exporting images when using the snap packaging format on Linux (Bug #3624, Bug #3639 MR #4510)
  • Fixed Inkscape freezing when starting with many fonts installed and the Text and Font dialog open (MR #4491)




Crash fixes

Fixed a crash when …

Extension bug fixes

Complete as of 2022/05/24, see for details

Crash fixes

Bugfixes in particular extensions

  • A few typos in the pdflatex extension (MR extensions#475) have been fixed.
  • The help messages and tooltips of the Interpolate, Restack and Extrude extensions have been improved (MR extensions#471)

Improvements that apply to all extensions

Improvements for development / deployment


The following UI translations received updates:

  • Basque
  • Czech
  • Greek
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovenian
  • Turkish

The following documentation translations received updates:

Contributing to interface translations

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Contributing to documentation and documentation translation

Contributions to the documentation translations, as well as improvements to its contents, are welcome at the inkscape-docs repository.

Known issues

These issues could not be fixed in time for the 1.2.1 release.

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