Having issue with font spacing on Motile M142 (Ryzen)

Hello everyone,

I installed Manjaro a few weeks ago on my laptop, and noticed that I had some strange font spacing (kerning?) issues. Here is an example (the m and the o):

Apparently I can’t include links (probably since I just joined) so the image link is
ibb dot co /1qYpg1m

I installed the minimal build of i3, so I am wondering if I am missing some package that would resolve this issue. I did specify a default font in my fontconfig, so that also might be related.