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Printing uses crazy fonts

asked 2019-09-28 01:21:59 +0100

RonJohn63 gravatar image

updated 2019-09-28 09:01:09 +0100

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Xubuntu 18.04 LO

$ fc-match -v 'Arial' | grep 'family:'
    family: "Arial"(s)

This Calc text, which looks fine on screen, is just bizarre when printed or exported to PDF, even though all the fonts are installed.

The screen view: image description

The print and export view: image description

Writer is just as bad, though different bad: image description

What's going on?

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answered 2019-09-28 23:43:38 +0100

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That kind of character mess usually indicates a corrupted font cache.
There is a short command to rebuild the font cache on Linux.
sudo fc-cache -f -v

Give that a try.

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That's exactly what it was. Thanks!

RonJohn63 gravatar imageRonJohn63 ( 2019-09-29 13:06:09 +0100 )edit
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