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Sun Java JRE v6 - Additional Languages

On some of the earlier versions of JRE v6 there is a tick-box in the installation wizard that allows support for additional languages. In some of the later versions, there is no choice - it can be pot luck if the additional languages are installed or not with these versions.

The problem in the JRE installer appears to be fixed now but the application I work with requires this tick-box to be ticked during installation to work properly and depending on the version of JRE installed this is not done every time. Does anybody know how I can check if this tick-box was ticked during installation? (Other than running the software and waiting for the now recognised error message.)

Does anybody know how to install the additional languages for the JRE separately? Or, in other words, can I correct the JRE installation without re-installing the JRE again?

Thanks,
Paul.
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CEHJCommented:
The installer should still be there on the system and you should be able to simply *add* that to your current installation
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CEHJCommented:
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/intl/encoding.doc.html

"Sun's Java SE Runtime Environment 6 for Windows may be installed as a complete international version or as a European languages version. The JRE installer by default installs a European languages version if it recognizes that the host operating system only supports European languages. If the installer recognizes that any other language is needed, or if the user requests support for non-European languages in a customized installation, a complete international version is installed. The European languages version only supports the encodings shown in the first table. The international version (which includes the lib/charsets.jar file) supports all encodings shown on this page."

If you've got charsets.jar, you have full support
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objectsCommented:
run the installer with the "ADDLOCAL=other" install option

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Paul-BaileyAuthor Commented:
If I add "ADDLOCAL=other" to the command line for the installer, I get an error: "Installer Error 2711: other". (The installer I was using was the one for JREv6.0 release 6 for Windows & x86 processors.) Did I misunderstand something?

Thank you for the link and tip to look for the charsets.jar file. I can now tell instantly if a JRE installation has also installed the additional languages option.

The reason I wanted to avoid re-installing the JRE is that the software on all of our corporate PCs is strictly controlled and automatically installed. A subset of PCs are on different versions of O/S for various reasons and so they had a different installation of the JRE when their PCs were built. To correct this in one go by installing the JRE again on those PCs involves an incredible amount of re-installing the JRE on several PCs over several countries and timezones. If there is an easier option that someone could suggest, then I would be all ears!

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CEHJCommented:
You need ADDLOCAL=ALL
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CEHJCommented:
:-)
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objectsCommented:
think you accpeted a comment too soon. there is no need to reinstall, and the missing featutres can be added without human intervention.
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Paul-BaileyAuthor Commented:
Ah, I thought that because nobody was willing to answer that part of the question that I was asking for the impossible. Can you tell me how to install the missing parts without running the installer again? (The local "temporary" version of the installer will not be available to adjust the installation.)
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