I just use the regular true type font. You need to choose one that thin so the inside of A’s and O’s don’t get lost. I type what I need, use stroke and fill properties to remove fill and add the outline of the text. Then convert object to path and it works fine. It won’t do really small text but on larger text I think it looks better.
Are you working on a fix for this? I have a classroom full of computers and use inkscape for my laser cutter and my Eggbot. The laser cutter requires 0.92 or higher and the Eggbot won’t work if I upgrade.