Confluence Edit page - macros display strange characters Edited

Since upgrading to Confluence 6.4.1, when edit a page with various types of macros, the text in the macro block are illegible characters that describe the macro.

This is an example of the Table of Contents macro as displayed in the Edit page.

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I ended up having to 

> sudo yum groupinstall fonts

sudo fc-cache -f -v

Awesome, that solved it!  Updating the fonts was the ticket!

Thank you, Colin!!

Didn't help in my case even after confluence restart/

Same for me, did the above mentioned guide + groupinstall fonts, nothing seems to have changed.

Did not work for us either, even after font install, fc-cache, and reboot.  :(

These steps worked for me

  1. Installed the required fonts

    yum install -y ghostscript dejavu-fonts-common dejavu-sans-fonts dejavu-sans-mono-fonts motif

  2. Stop Confluence 
    /opt/atlassian/confluence/stop-confluence.sh
  3. Rebuild font cache 
    fc-cache -s
  4. Clear Confluence plugin cache (Confluence home is usually in /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/, this can vary if the administrator installed it in a different location.

    rm -rf <confluence-home>/bundled-plugins
    rm -rf <confluence-home>/plugins-cache
    rm -rf <confluence-home>/plugins-osgi-cache
    rm -rf <confluence-home>/plugins-temp
    rm -rf <confluence-home>/bundled-plugins_language

  5. Rebuild content indexes.
    As Admin navigate to General Configuration → Administration → Content Indexing and click Rebuild, this will take a few minutes.
  6. Start Confluence 
    /opt/atlassian/confluence/stop-confluence.sh
  7. Confirm that you are able to see the fonts for the macros.

This worked for me, thanks.

We're getting this on some sites too. Any ideas?

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