Deja Vu Sans Condensed ligature error

When typing using the font Deja Vu Sans Condensed Italic, certain character combinations are being replaced by what appear to be hexagrams.
Examples include “ff” and “fl”.
Additionally, the character combination “'s” is being replaced by what appears to be several superimposed characters.
This also occurs with Deja Vu Sans Italic (the non-Condensed version).

Is anyone else having this experience? (This didn’t happen with previous versions of LibreOffice that I had used, which is why these documents originally used that font.) Have the ligature codes been overwritten with the hexagrams and other combination characters?

Maybe your font file is damaged, an old version, or you have a variable font (I haven’t seen one available but variable fonts are not supported in LO).

In Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts\Font settings there is a button Restore default font settings, click that, it might fix the problem. Otherwise you could try deleting the font in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Fonts and re-installing it.

What is interesting is that my fonts and those I have looked at in relation to your question, don’t list Deja Vu Sans Condensed Italic nor Deja Vu Sans Italic, only Oblique versions, e.g. Deja Vu Sans Condensed Oblique

The list of fonts included in LO are at Fonts - The Document Foundation Wiki and Deja Vu is amongst them, it might have been damaged when your upgrade failed?

It’s Deja Vu Sans Condensed, which has then been italicised using the format ‘Italic’ functionality.
Thanks for the tips. I’ll try them in a bit.

@floris_v, I’m not trying to be rude, but this is not an answer. Anyway, I can’t guess what will happen with @SimonLandmine comment about it, if you copy and paste it in a comment.
It appear that here is not a Move to comment button (and Move to Answers don’t work; at least for me).

That’s interesting.
Character dialog for Deja Vu Sans shows Style Oblique (and Formatting toolbar will show the Italic button on).
But if you select Italic (or Ctrl+I) Character dialog would show the Style field empty.

Edit: It appear that because I commented @EarnestAl in the last place, my comment went below his, and not below @floris_v’s, although I used the comment button below his answer.

Maybe the hexagrams you see are combining diacritic marks. Where did your text come from?
See https://copypanthers.com/resources/diacritical-marks/ for a possible parallel ANSI to UTF-8

Combining Diacritical Marks

Must have hit the wrong button. Sorry about that.

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Please tell us your current LibO version, that’s important information.

Oops, sorry. It’s late.

LibreOffice 7.0.6.2 (64bit)
Windows 10

(I’m running 7.0 because I couldn’t get the updated version to run under Win10, but I’d not joined here before, and have seen some suggestions elsewhere here now.)