I've been using PDF import to get stamps printed by the German postal
service and include them into my custom labels for a while now. Always
worked perfectly. Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu Mate Cosmic (Inkscape
Inkscape 0.92.3 (2405546, 2018-03-11)) and suddenly I noticed that there
are some bugs with it.
First, when I choose "internal import" when opening the PDF in question,
some text (not all interestingly) is messed up and replaced by black
diamonds with a while "?" in its center (similar to the character that
shows up when there's unknown Unicode characters).
When I instead choose the "poppler import" the imported data looks
perfect first. However, when I then copy and paste the image into a
freshly created Inkscape document, the text becomes very small and
I've a package which includes the original PDF with which I can reliably
reproduce the behavior on my system as well as screenshot of how it's
supposed to look (looks perfectly in evince), and what the two failure
modes look like in inkscape. It's available here:
I've never used that hosting service so in case it's junk and you cannot
access it, please let me know.
If anyone could have an idea on what might cause this, I'd be super
interested to know.