Missing letters or unreadable text

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Missing letters in Plasma

Symptom: the text in the KDE taskbar, in KDE notifications and some plasma widgets are missing some letters.

1) Go to KDE systemsettings > Appearance > Font > Set "Use anti-aliasing" as 'disabled'. Apply.
2) in krunner: killall plasmashell
3) in krunner: plasmashell.
4) Revert step one, Set "Use anti-aliasing" as 'enabled' and repeat step 2 and 3.

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ProjectSummaryStatusPriorityCategoryLast updatedAssigned to
Linux softwareKDE Plasma: disappearing letters, unreadable textactivenormalbug report7 years 8 weeks