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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Xfce 4.12 on my Thinkpad T440P a few weeks back. This was my first real contact with Linux systems.

My problem is that the font used in the GUI of some of the applications (LibreOffice 5.2.6.2, one school project which is written in Python and uses PyQt5 for the GUI) is literally unreadable. It seems to me that these applications are using some sort of Greek style font for the GUI.

LibreOffice screenshot

Does anyone have any ideas what is wrong with my system?

Edit: Ran the locale command, output below.

~$ locale  
LANG=en_US.UTF-8  
LANGUAGE=en_US  
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"  
LC_NUMERIC=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_TIME=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"  
LC_MONETARY=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"  
LC_PAPER=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_NAME=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_ADDRESS=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_TELEPHONE=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_MEASUREMENT=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_IDENTIFICATION=fi_FI.UTF-8  
LC_ALL=

Edit2. Ran the fc-match -s | head command, output below.

~$ fc-match -s | head  
DejaVuSans.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Book"  
DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf: "DejaVu Sans" "Bold"  
n019003l.pfb: "Nimbus Sans L" "Regular"  
Waree.ttf: "Waree" "Regular"  
Laksaman.ttf: "Laksaman" "Regular"  
NotoSansCJK-Regular.ttc: "Noto Sans CJK JP" "Regular"  
KhmerOS.ttf: "Khmer OS" "Regular"  
NanumGothic.ttf: "NanumGothic" "Regular"  
Lohit-Punjabi.ttf: "Lohit Punjabi" "Regular"  
lklug.ttf: "LKLUG" "Regular"  
  • Can you please run the locale command in terminal and show us what it outputs (by editing your question). – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 6 '18 at 19:25
  • Looks like it's English written in the Greek alphabet. E.g. the menu at the top says "Φιλε, Τοολσ, Ηελρ", which is "File, Tools, Help". – wjandrea Feb 6 '18 at 19:51
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    This is really odd. What's the output of the command: fc-match -s | head – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 7 '18 at 12:59
  • Ran the fc-match -s | head command. – Joose Lindroos Feb 8 '18 at 13:40
  • The fc-match output looks normal to me. I'm out of ideas. Hopefully someone else can spot the cause. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 13 '18 at 21:01

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