I'm working on an svg where all the text got condensed by someone scaling a bunch of items nonproportionally. All the text is still text and editable. Is there a way to select the text items and have them revert to the font's natural proportions?
Select the text box with the Select and Transform tool F1
Open the XML editor using Shift+Ctrl+X
In the right pane of the XML editor, select the "Transform" item in the list.
In the settings box at the bottom right of the XML editor there will be a value that says "scale(xxx,xxx)". Delete everything in that box and click Set
Example showing what to delete
This will completely remove the transform.
Note: you may have to reposition the text as doing this will probably mess with the position co-ordinates. So, if the text position is important to you, you might want to place some guides so you can see where the text was, before removing the transform.