Confluence shows garbled text on macros and diagrams after update

After updating my Confluence to version 7.4.0, most of my graphs and diagrams on dashboard started showing garbled text on labels and captions. Every other text was okay.

This is most probably due to the missing fonts in your Linux installation.

This article on Attlassian site has the answer. My Linux is already patched with the latest official updates.

Environment

OS: Centos 7.4.1708
Confluence Server: v6.5.0

To fix it you need to install the missing fonts.

sudo yum install ghostscript \
 dejavu-fonts-common \
 dejavu-sans-fonts \
 dejavu-sans-mono-fonts \
 motif

In order for Confluence to pick up the changes, apply the below steps:

sudo systemctl stop confluence

Rebuild the font cache by using the following command:

sudo fc-cache -s

Start Jira.

sudo systemctl start confluence

Clear your browser cache and verify Confluence is presenting the text properly.

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