Thanks a lot for your reply. I’ve tried this a few more times on a couple of different OS (Windows 7 64bit and Windows 10 64bit) and the same thing happens. The Chinese characters are displaying correctly which is great. But I still had to replace the jre files in C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Inductive Automation\Designer Launcher\jre with Oracle JDK 11 to get the designer launcher to actually launch. Also now before I start the designer launcher each single time, I need to delete the runtime cache first otherwise the launcher wouldn’t respond.
If I don’t replace the jre files with Oracle ones and try to launch, the launcher would still download the unpack the files, but when it reaches 100% unpacking, it would crash and start the process all over again then just keep doing that in a loop but never able to start the designer. I did see an error come up once saying something about Open JDK and that’s why I tried it with the Oracle jre files.
At the moment this is not too big of an issue as we just need to remember to clear the runtime cache before launching the designer during development. The vision clients aren’t really displaying any Chinese characters at this stage, it’s only a final report that we produce at the end of each production need to contain some Chinese characters. But it would be nice to get to the bottom of this as it could potentially affect the client launcher later on down the track.
Below are the exact steps I did to get the Chinese characters to display:
- Downloaded the characters from Google Noto Fonts ( Noto Sans CJK SC) and installed all fonts in the package in Windows.
- Made another copy of C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition\lib\runtime\jre-win.zip. Upzip it. Copied the fonts into lib/core/fonts/fallback directory. Zip up the new jre-win and replace the original jre-win with this new one.
3)Uninstall designer launcher and delete the runtime cache. Download the designer launcher again and re-install it.
4)This is where I need to replace the jre files with Oracle ones before I actually launch the projects otherwise the launcher doesn’t work.
Environment: Tested on Windows 10 and 7 64 bit. Igntion Gateway 8.0.1 (b2019050708)
Thanks a lot for your time and support. Really appreciate it.