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UI Font always black

Discussion in '2018.1 Beta' started by furroy, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. furroy

    furroy

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    So I had made a bunch of changes and added stuff from asset store and upgraded to 2018.1.0b13 when I noticed now my UI text was always shown in black. I had a devil of a time fixing it, but I noticed a few things.

    It was only the one font I wanted to use (ofc right?) if I switched to any other font in my project the fonts were properly colored. This font was the only one that when I clicked the arrow to expand, it had a "Font Material" all of my other fonts had an empty spot there, this font I wanted had a material with a bunch of squished letters. If I dragged this font material over to each text element's material, it started rendering properly. Before this I had never assigned the material on any of my UI text and I had just left empty/none and it was using the UI/Default without an issue. I tried rolling back to b12 but was still an issue there.

    Also just prior to the issue occurring, I had copied and pasted some text and buttons from a screen space overlay canvas to a screen space camera canvas to make a new ui dialog.
     
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  2. LeonhardP

    LeonhardP

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    Hi Furroy,
    Could you please submit a bug report with a minimal reproduction case for this issue and reply in here with the case #?
    You can find more information about best bug reporting practices here:
    A guide to beta testing
     
  3. GameEverything

    GameEverything

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    I have the same issue with all fonts because the default font uses a default font material. That turns black and any font without a material also turns black, however, if I just pick a random font material from the scene, it works okay. One problem I ran into after the fact, though, was stenciling issues.
     
  4. furroy

    furroy

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    i have a minimal repo case, but the bug requires easy save 3 from the asset store. since i'm not sure if i can legally send this code that's not mine, i'm trying to get it to the author of ES3 so he can submit the bug report.
     
  5. Peter77

    Peter77

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    This came up several times in the past. @LeonhardP could you perhaps add a FAQ or so in the How to Report Bugs document, that clarifies this?
     
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