Comment 4 for bug 45565

Standard Dapper ubuntu install has this problem on my system. It is a font issue and the "Lohit Punjabi Regular" is the default font for some obscure reason. If you edit text the font cannot change which seems like a bug but if you go to properties and select the text button you can change the font that way and then everything works fine. That is a workaround but this problem will be annoying to users of this popular piece of software.