Fix font issues in Snaps


Snaps are amazing, I don’t understand why people hate them, tell me another way you can reliably install and update apps like these with a single command:

  • acrordrdc (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • androidsdk (Android SDK)
  • drawio (Diagrams)
  • freecad (CAD)
  • heroku (PAAS)
  • signal-desktop (Chat)

In the linux world this is unheard of!

But sometimes you get font issues, where all characters are squares; here’s how you clear them:

sudo rm -v /var/cache/fontconfig/*
rm ~/.cache/fontconfig/*
rm ~/snap/*/common/.cache/fontconfig/*

sudo fc-cache -r
fc-cache -r