Electron Cash Appimage GUI without captions


i managed to install Whonix KVM from the provided images.
Everything is working fine, despite im not able to get ElectronCash 4.0.14 x8_64 as AppImage working in the Workstation.

The GUI starts, but the captions of all controls are missing:
I also installed electron trough pip, with the same result.
The debug log doesnt contain any useful information just the following Warning is thrown at startup:

dbind-WARNING **: 19:04:46.675: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files

Here’s a screenshot of the GUI after start:

Looks for me like an Graphical libraries issue, unfortunately i dont know how to debug this kind of misbehavior.

Looking for any idea…

Welcome to Whonix forums and thank you for your question!

Free Support for Whonix ™ applies. Try ask ElectronCash support.

I am curious why you chose Electron Over Electrum which we include out of the box?

Building with pip something as sensitive a s a crypto wallet is not a good idea. They don’t have signed packages on there and there are proof of concept attacks of successfully compromising projects using pip.

HulaHoop via Whonix Forum:

I am curious why you chose Electron Over Electrum which we include out of the box?

Maybe because he wants to use Bitcoin Cash (BCH)?

Good point. Make sure Electron is what you want, not Electrum?

Here i have solution for you and for all others who exoerienced this

It happen when appimage detect that system has older fontconfig library

Run appimage with command

FONTCONFIG_FILE=/etc/fonts/fonts.conf ./Electron-Cash-4.0.14-x86_64.AppImage

And then from settings disable emoji fonts

And then you can use it normally without any special command

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