ODI Studio Cannot be Launched or Reinstalled; Possible "java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException" Error in sun.font Class

(Doc ID 2305683.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version 12.2.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When starting Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Studio, the user-interface does not load and there are no errors. 

A re-install attempt of ODI Studio displays the following error output:

Preparing to launch the Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2017-09-07_11-22-32AM
Log: /tmp/OraInstall2017-09-07_11-22-32AM/install2017-09-07_11-22-32AM.log
java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 0
 at sun.font.CompositeStrike.getStrikeForSlot(CompositeStrike.java:75)
 at sun.font.CompositeStrike.getFontMetrics(CompositeStrike.java:93)
 at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.initMatrixAndMetrics(FontDesignMetrics.java:359)
 at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.<init>(FontDesignMetrics.java:350)
 at sun.font.FontDesignMetrics.getMetrics(FontDesignMetrics.java:302)
 ...

Changes

The Linux ‘stix-fonts’ package was added.

Cause

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