unreadable text in the macro header

the  unreadable text appeared in our Confluence instance. (see image bellow)
How can i fix it?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Confluence 6.4.3 server, linux Centos 7, PostgreSQL 9.6


1 answer

1 accepted

1 vote
Accepted answer


Does this strange text only appear when editing a page in Confluence?  I have seen this behavior on a few different Confluence installations running on Linux environments.  This tends to happen because the system is missing specific fonts that Confluence is expecting to use here.   It might be possible that recent updates to certain Linux distros might have removed these fonts.  

You can try to add these back with a the series of commands such as:

yum install dejavu-fonts-common
yum install dejavu-sans-fonts
yum install dejavu-sans-mono-fonts



Hi Andy,
problem solved!

you're right, the problem appeared after the upgrade to Centos 7.4.
What was confusing was that the problem occurred within a few days after recovering from backup.zip randomly on our many Confluence instances. ...of course,  i have cleaned cache on browsers and in Confluence.

Thank you very much,


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Oct 24, 2018 in Confluence

Atlassian Research opportunity with Confluence templates

Do you use templates with Confluence? Take part in a remote 1-hr workshop. You'll receive USD $100 for your time!   We're looking for people to participate in a   remote 1-hr workshop...

1,575 views 26 14
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you