Ubuntu – Libre office font spacing (kerning) issue


On every operating system whenever I install LibreOffice it always seems to have an issue with properly spacing characters.

Here are some examples:
Ugly kerning

The first word is the exact same word in the same document and the same font, and yet, it looks different. (around letter e and n)

Second word has a strange gap between p and a

In the last word A and d almost overlap.

All of these are regular fonts. Nothing fancy. Any way to fix this?

P.S. Format>Character>Postition>Pair Kerning is already enabled.

Best Answer

  • The weird letter spacing is due to bugs which have been resolved in LibreOffice 5.3.

    At the time of writing, version 5.3.0 is available through a PPA, type the following into a terminal to ensure the latest version is installed:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice