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Weird text in java apps?

by shoopdawhoop100 / July 9, 2013 8:19 AM PDT

My java apps all have this weird, unreadable text that doesn't even look like a language. I tried checking the language of my computer, all the fixes, but still no result. Help please.

If there is a way to get screenshots in posts, I could show you.

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These are "your Java apps."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 9, 2013 8:47 AM PDT

As in you wrote them?

Did you try a simple hello world as a test?

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by shoopdawhoop100 / July 10, 2013 12:31 AM PDT

These apps are ones I downloaded. Like a cribbage game or a Magic: The Gathering simulator. Thay are not mine

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Then my bet is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

That they may have a font or language issue. As in they are using a font that isn't on your system. The app's author would know if that's it.

Sorry but when folk write "My java apps" and since I do write apps my thought is to take their word on that.

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But it is all of them.
by shoopdawhoop100 / July 10, 2013 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Then my bet is

ALL java apps do this for me. I even went to the java website to the ``Test to see if your`java is working page`` and the box that has text in it has text like that! Again, if there is a way to attach pictures I could show you.

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I believe you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 1:04 AM PDT
In reply to: But it is all of them.

But you can see how I took your word about it being your apps so my thought is as a developer you would try the usual.

-> Since we don't know about the PC with the issue as to OS and all details I won't hazard any guess today.

My thought is that it's something not stock but as it's your PC you would know what's different from a clean install.

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I'm afraid I can't do that.
by shoopdawhoop100 / July 10, 2013 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I believe you.

I have far too much important information on my computer to do a clean install.

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I didn't suggest a clean install.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 1:43 AM PDT

I had hopes to read about it's Windows 98se with the Banshee desktop theme or such. All we have is a symptom but no word on the host.

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Oh. OK.
by shoopdawhoop100 / July 10, 2013 2:17 AM PDT

Here's the specs:
Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
4 GB of RAM
Desktop theme is custom, with a picture I took as background.

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The clue may be the theming.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 3:04 AM PDT

"Desktop theme is custom"

Background pictures rarely create any issue and remember I take your word that nothing else is amiss or changed from the stock install and that Java is current such as Version 7 Update 25 (which changes daily it seems.)

I'm also making big assumptions about fonts and such are stock. But those themes can mess up apps such as Java.

One quick thing to try is another user account.

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I wish I could tell you this worked.
by shoopdawhoop100 / July 10, 2013 8:02 AM PDT

I really do. I went on another account and the same happened, it seems.
So, now what? I've expended every option possible and it is still doing it.
So, I reiterate, now what?

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Need more clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 8:43 AM PDT

I can post pictures on, my public dropbox and well many places.

But we are this many posts and there's just so little detail or clues to work with.

-> Let me tip my hand here. At the office I was the one that traveled overseas to create the install document for a Java GPS tracker system. So I'm comfortable with installing Java and may have a good chance of finding it but at this many posts I only have one clue and that's theming which we know can screw up some apps.

As presented it only tells me that something is off. It does not point to anything specific.

Telling the forum what's different from a stock Windows 7 install helps. But all I see is theming and again, that's not a good thing.

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