[Fixed] Libre Office not showing font (text) in menus & splash screen on Arch Linux (cinnamon).

I had a problem with Libreoffice on Arch Linux where by the fonts were not being displayed.

TLDR;   Solution was found by changing the default system font ( Settings >> Fonts >> Default Font ).  In my case i changed it from Segoe to Ubuntu font and it works again.

Screenshot from 2013-06-22 10:52:53

I first tried the following things, to no avail:-

  • Deleted the user files
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled the language pack
  • Uninstalled and reinstalled libreoffice


All of these things didn’t work.  I eventually came across the solution which was to change the system default font from Segoe UI to something more conventional like Ubuntu.

System Settings >> Fonts >> Default Font.