Software Update: Inkscape 1.1.2

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Version 1.1.2 of Inkscape has been released. This open source and cross platform program is for editing vector graphics† It shares similarities with programs like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand and Xara X, but the big difference is that Inkscape works with Scalable Vector Graphics, an open standard developed by the W3C. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

bug fixes


  • Fixed Windows test builds, so testers can again try out intermediate versions (MR #3762
  • Fixed building Inkscape with GCC 12 / C++17 (MR #3683
  • Fixed building Inkscape with Poppler 21.11.0, eg on Slackware Linux (MR #3636Bug #2906
  • Toolbar fields now use the units the user selected as display units (in Document preferences) again (MR #3716Bug #1747
  • Mouse cursors for tools are now completely visible, no matter how transparent the currently selected color is (MR #3640Bug #2025
  • Graphic tablet pens that have a built-in eraser tip now again automatically switch to the correct tool (MR 3636Bug #2866
  • On macOS, the system menu now uses the correct language and menu decorations look better on systems with non-English locales (MR #3531
  • When clicking on the color indicator in the bottom left corner, the Fill and Stroke dialog will now open again (Bug #2621MR #3754
  • Multiple untranslatable strings are now translatable (MR #3918Bug #2492Bug #2279Bug #809
  • When automatically converting text to path on the commandline for export, differently formatted text parts no longer lose their styling (MR #3918Bug #2602
  • Clones/symbols/glyphs are now positioned correctly relative to each other when pasting them into a new document (MR #3922Bug #387
  • Copy-pasting an object with a Live Path Effect repeatedly into a new document now pastes the current object, not an outdated one (MR #3922Bug #1743
  • Linking an additional path to the Measure Path LPE as a projection target works again (MR #3922Bug #3035
  • Saving files with markers as SVG1.1 results in valid markers again (MR #3942Bug #2785


  • Filter editor: The standard deviation for Gaussian blur can now be 0, if there is no blur (MR #3650Bug #2724


  • win32 theme now contains expand/collapse arrows for expandable lists (MR #3636Bug #2876
  • win32 theme offers improved contrast when hovering over text (MR #3550
  • win32 theme context menu border looks better now (MR #3550
  • win32 theme offers improved contrast when hovering over text (MR #3550


Text tool

  • Font dropdown now updates when changing font for the same text multiple times through the dropdown menu (MR #3731Bug #2056
  • Line spacing works again with current Pango versions (eg 1.49) as used on Fedora Linux (MR #3717Bug #2864
  • Line spacing now always stays the same when only changing the line height units (MR #3640Bug #2465
  • Unicode mode now accepts numbers entered with numpad keys (a bug with a long beard, reported in 2014! MR #3716Launchpad Bug #1394559
  • Copied style no longer includes the shape of a flowed text and some other text positioning data, which caused all kinds of strange behavior (MR #3899Bug #2807

Crash fixes

Fixed a crash when…

  • … grouping / ungrouping / importing / pasting a 3D box or after doing so and editing it (MR #3731Bug #2833
  • … trying to add the “Measure segments” Live Path Effect to a path with empty / one-node subpaths (MR #3636Bug #2725
  • … running inkscape –actions=action-list on the command line if Inkscape has been built with DBUS support (MR #3636Bug #2813
  • … exporting to a raster image file with a file name that contains non-ASCII characters (MR #3784Bug #2548
  • … importing an SVG file that contains a 3D box (MR #3592Bug #2881
  • … pressing Backspace while using the Bézier tool (MR #3715Bug #2764
  • … selecting Other locations in the Open/Save/Import dialog, with the preview active (MR #3786Bug #2549
  • … dragging a guide line off the canvas to delete it (MR #3899Bug #3084
  • … starting Inkscape with the Icon Preview panel open on Wayland (Bug #3047MR #3937
  • … copying nodes if there is a Bend LPE in the clipboard (MR #3942
  • … (freeze) when changing the document’s license while the Selectors and CSS dialog is open (MR #3939Bug #2700

Extension bug fixes

Crash fixes

Bug fixes in particular extensions

Improvements that apply to all extensions

  • The file chooser in extensions can no longer accidentally choose a directory instead of a file (MR #3716Bug #2822
  • Compact float notation (such as 1.2 .3 ) in paths is now supported for all extensions (MR extensions#385
  • Extensions that call external programs no longer mangle texts with special characters on systems that do not use UTF-8 encoding (MR extensions#363

Improvements for development / deployment


The following UI translations received updates:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Lithuanian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovenian
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Version number 1.1.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Inkscape
File size


License type GPL
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