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Conversion to TIFF on Windows: Font rendering problem when 'Current language for non-Unicode programs: German (Austria)'

Aspose.Words for Java does not render fonts properly when the settings:
Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Administrative -> Language for non-Unicode programs:
is set to ‘German (Austria)’.

After changing this settings from English(US) to German (Austria) the computer must be restarted 2 times in order to reproduce this issue! Restarting it just once does not show the problem.

Compare the input file TestDoc.doc and the produced output files
ok.tif and faulty.tif. The file ‘faulty.tif’ is the one produced after 2
restarts with the settings ‘German (Austria)’.

Windows 7
Java 1.7.0_55
Aspose.Words 14.5.0

Here is the test code:

public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

        if (args.length != 2) {
            System.out.println("Usage: java -jar ProblemDemo.jar  ");

        System.out.println("Current default locale is: " + Locale.getDefault());

        try (InputStream inputStream = Main.class.getResourceAsStream("/Aspose.Total.Java.lic")) {
            com.aspose.words.License wordsLicense = new com.aspose.words.License();

        System.out.println("Creating new document: Document doc = new Document(\"" + args[0] + "\");");
        Document doc = new Document(args[0]);

        ImageSaveOptions options = new ImageSaveOptions(SaveFormat.TIFF);
        doc.save(args[1], options);


Please do not close this issue as ‘not reproducible’. Try the settings, restart the computer twice after setting ‘Language for non-Unicode programs’ to ‘German (Austria)’. I am able to reproduce it also on Windows Server 2008 machine. Our customer is located in Austria and this is really an issue as they use their local settings. Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,

Hi Juraj,

Thanks for your inquiry. I am afraid, after an initial test with Aspose.Words for Java 14.5.0, we were unable to reproduce this issue on our end. For now, we tested the scenario on Windows 7 machine with Java 1.7.0_55. Moreover, we will prepare the other platform (Windows Server 2008) to simulate the environment as of yours. As soon as everything is setup, we will test your issue on Win Server 2008 and post the results here for your kind reference. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Best regards,