If you have been preparing documents that suddenly look a little squashed when using the Nimbus Sans L font in Libreoffice on Ubuntu 12.04, I found the following to be quite useful:
- Recall the good old days of the early 21st century when such problems were much much more common.
- Install and re-install a bunch of font related packages to no effect
- Install the
gsfonts-x11package – this appears to solve the problem.
You can tell if you have this problem when you hit F11 to edit the styles, right click on the style you have selected and when you go to the font it is listed as Nimbus Sans L Condensed rather than Nimbus Sans L.