Kodi 18.0 beta3 missing sidebar menu text
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I've had a quick search for this but I've not found anything specifically that works to fix it.

Basically my sidebar menu items are missing text. It's almost like I don't have the right fonts installed or something. Some of the media views appear to be missing text under the thumbnail images also.

This is a fresh Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS install, but I've noticed the same behaviour with 16.04. It feels like I'm missing something very fundamental.

Just to be clear - I'm starting fresh with both the OS and a .kodi directory every time.

Kodi is being installed from http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/unstable/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Thanks.

Kodi version: Kodi (18.0-BETA3 Git:20181003-c2e1b31).
Platform: Linux x86 64-bit
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Hardware: Intel NUC nuc7i3bnk
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-7100U CPU @ 2.40GHz
GPU: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2)

Pastebin : http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/4kFzqDcj7H/
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#2
Picture showing what I mean : https://imgur.com/a/4BPTwap
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#3
I found, for me, this happens because I have multiple profiles. When I start Kodi and select a profile, menu text is missing. 
I fix it by changing the skin theme and the text returns. 

I'm still looking for a root cause and solution.
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#4
Broken Profiles. A known issue.
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#5
Can be solved in the following way:

Create an autoexec.py at the userdata-folder and in each <profile-name> folder under userdata -> profiles -> <profilename>

fill it with the following content:


import xbmc

xbmc.executebuiltin('ReloadSkin()')

That will cause a skin reload after each profile switch and will bring the texts back.
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