Weird font on some popups

Some popups appear to use Tamil (I think?) as a font. Manjaro is the only distro that has this problem as far as I can tell. It happens on xfce manjaro too, last time I checked a year or two ago.

system info (from inxi)

  Kernel: 5.15.28-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15-x86_64
    root=UUID=91f959a6-50ba-47d8-8e86-2fca1f3bef1c rw quiet apparmor=1
    security=apparmor resume=UUID=24ef93f0-0e49-454d-a60e-73a5d8718d67
    udev.log_priority=3 i915.enable_dc=0 i915.enable_fbc=0 i915.enable_psr=0
  Console: pty pts/3 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
    base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro11,4 v: 1.0 serial: <filter>
    Chassis: type: 9 v: Mac-06F11FD93F0323C5 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Apple model: Mac-06F11FD93F0323C5 v: MacBookPro11,4 serial: <filter>
    UEFI: Apple v: MBP114.88Z.0184.B00.1806051659 date: 06/05/2018
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 53.5 Wh (60.7%) condition: 88.2/99.8 Wh (88.3%)
    volts: 12.4 min: 11.4 model: DP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: Charging cycles: 35
  RAM: total: 15.51 GiB used: 5.36 GiB (34.5%)
  Array-1: capacity: 16 GiB note: est. slots: 2 EC: None
    max-module-size: 8 GiB note: est.
  Device-1: DIMM0 size: 8 GiB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3
    detail: synchronous bus-width: 64 bits total: 64 bits manufacturer: 0x802C
    part-no: 0x31364B544631473634485A2D314736453120 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: DIMM0 size: 8 GiB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3
    detail: synchronous bus-width: 64 bits total: 64 bits manufacturer: 0x802C
    part-no: 0x31364B544631473634485A2D314736453120 serial: <filter>
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-4980HQ socket: BGA1364 (U3E1) note: check
    bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell family: 6 model-id: 0x46 (70)
    stepping: 1 microcode: 0x1C
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2025 high: 2794 min/max: 800/4000 base/boost: 3800/2800
    scaling: driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil volts: 1.1 V
    ext-clock: 25 MHz cores: 1: 2699 2: 1258 3: 2658 4: 1364 5: 2592 6: 2794
    7: 1492 8: 1344 bogomips: 44707
  Flags: abm acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2
    bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm mca mce
    md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
    pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand
    rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smep smx ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
    stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx
    vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  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 mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel Crystal Well Integrated Graphics vendor: Apple driver: i915
    v: kernel ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0d26 class-ID: 0300
  Display: server: X.Org v: compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2880x1800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 762x476mm (30.0x18.7")
    s-diag: 898mm (35.4")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Apple Color LCD built: 2015 res: 2880x1800 hz: 60
    dpi: 221 gamma: 1.2 size: 331x207mm (13.0x8.1") diag: 390mm (15.4")
    ratio: 16:10 modes: 2880x1800
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Iris Pro Graphics P5200 (HSW GT3)
    v: 4.5 Mesa 21.3.7 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Crystal Well HD Audio vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0d0c class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: Broadcom 720p FaceTime HD Camera driver: N/A pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1570 class-ID: 0480
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.28-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.20 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC vendor: Apple
    driver: brcmfmac v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43ba class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller type: USB
    driver: btusb,hid-generic,usbhid bus-ID: 1-8:2 chip-ID: 05ac:8290
    class-ID: fe01
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 698.8 GiB used: 22.6 GiB (3.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Apple model: SSD SM0512G
    family: SD/SM/TS...E/F/G SSDs size: 465.92 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
    logical: 512 B sata: 3.0 speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: SA0Q scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes state: disabled
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1
    size: 232.88 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 448.56 GiB size: 440.45 GiB (98.19%) used: 22.6 GiB (5.1%)
    fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 label: N/A
    uuid: 91f959a6-50ba-47d8-8e86-2fca1f3bef1c
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 288 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
    label: NO_LABEL uuid: BCE3-4923
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.06 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 label: swap
    uuid: 24ef93f0-0e49-454d-a60e-73a5d8718d67
  ID-1: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17 size: 3.51 GiB fs: iso9660
  ID-2: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18 size: 4 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI
    uuid: 09AE-90F7
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 14 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-8:2 info: Apple Bluetooth Host Controller
    type: Keyboard,Mouse,Bluetooth driver: btusb,hid-generic,usbhid
    interfaces: 6 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 05ac:8290 class-ID: fe01
  Device-2: 1-12:3 info: Apple Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
    type: HID,Keyboard,Mouse driver: apple,bcm5974,usbhid interfaces: 5 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 05ac:0274 class-ID: 0300
    serial: <filter>
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 6 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 2-2:4 info: SanDisk 3.2Gen1 type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.2 speed: 5 Gb/s power: 896mA
    chip-ID: 0781:5595 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 2-4:3 info: Apple Internal Memory Card Reader type: Mass Storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s power: 896mA
    chip-ID: 05ac:8406 class-ID: 0806 serial: <filter>
  System Temperatures: cpu: 64.0 C pch: 61.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 289 Uptime: 21h 14m wakeups: 10 Init: systemd v: 250
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1278
  lib: 357 flatpak: 0 Shell: Zsh (sudo) v: 5.8.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.13


Have you found a solution to this? I seem to be having a similar problem with some applications/popups. For example my xfontsel has a foreign font: