Systemwide ru_RU encoding broken

  Kernel: 5.15.35-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=b1d19ba0-d1ef-4640-8b83-51d3d5c0c767 rw quiet quiet splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.30.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20236 v: Lenovo G500
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo G500
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: INVALID v: 00000000Not Defined
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: LENOVO v: 78CN19WW(V1.07)
    date: 07/04/2013
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 29.5 Wh (100.0%) condition: 29.5/40.4 Wh (73.0%)
    volts: 12.0 min: 10.8 model: LENOVO PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: full
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-3230M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x21
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2222 high: 2567 min/max: 1200/3200 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1933 2: 2236 3: 2152
    4: 2567 bogomips: 20753
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
    v: kernel ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0166 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Sun PRO [Radeon HD 8570A/8570M] vendor: Lenovo
    driver: radeon v: kernel alternate: amdgpu pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    lanes: 8 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6663 class-ID: 0380
  Device-3: Acer Lenovo Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 3-4:2 chip-ID: 5986:0295 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting,radeon alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 model: LG Display 0x033a built: 2011 res: 1366x768
    hz: 60 dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
    diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
  Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.35-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
  Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet vendor: Lenovo driver: alx
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 1969:10a0 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Lenovo driver: wl
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    chip-ID: 14e4:4365 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: anbox0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Foxconn BCM43142A0 Bluetooth module type: USB driver: btusb
    v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1.3:4 chip-ID: 105b:e065 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: no
    address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 147.05 GiB (65.8%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: AMD Radeon model: R3SL240G
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2C scheme: GPT
  ID-1: / raw-size: 86.33 GiB size: 84.42 GiB (97.79%)
    used: 22.86 GiB (27.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 330 MiB size: 329.3 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 296 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.5 GiB used: 14.2 MiB (0.1%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 41.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 226 Uptime: 1h 39m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.5 GiB
  used: 3.07 GiB (19.8%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 1650 apt: 1 pacman: 1649 lib: 399
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
  System install date:     2022-05-22
  Last full system update: 2022-05-22 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            dev-binderfs.mount snapper-cleanup.service systemd-networkd-wait-online.service

Снимок экрана_2022-05-22_19-31-33
This issue didn't seem to be present before I performed theinitial system update after I freshly installed my XFCE Garuda with Russian settings

What is exactly the issue here? If they are the spaces between letters, then try installing a different font.

From the screenshot it must be obvious to EVERYONE that there's something wrong with global encoding -- it's unreadable mess! Random letters. And it's Garuda freshly installed from the box after the first system update suggested by Setup Assistant. This mess happens, say, with Desktop filenames on the Desktop and not in Thunar -- there it's fine. Something with UI?

Sure, I never saw this kind of chars.

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I myself don't care much what system language to use, I just hate random mess in half of all places and not understanding this --

How can I switch system language to English?

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Снимок экрана_2022-05-22_20-37-47
Check this out. This just happened with English in Firefox (upper right).

First, just reboot.
Second, locale.


Great! All works, just had to reboot. Switching between locales works without bugs, too. Thank you.

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