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Why does text get replaced with gibberish?

Question asked by KGorton-esristaff Employee on Dec 7, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 29, 2018 by paul.haakma

Probably a noob question.

 

Periodically some of the text in my app gets replaced with unintelligible strings of characters. See pic. I promise that in code all of the Text on this interface is in the English language using Latin characters in a pattern such as this:

 

text: qsTr("A Text String in English")

 

Yet every now and then on an unpredictable basis they get replaced by what you see in the pic. If I kill the app and relaunch it, the interface returns to the original, legible content. 

 

What did I do or not do that causes this and how do I fix it?

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