Labels on Front Panel Sometimes Appear in Chinese

Updated Mar 25, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Occasionally, when I deploy my executable, the labels on my front panel appear in Chinese.  Also, sometimes when I am building my application, the stuff in the build options for the shared variable deployment appear in Chinese characters.


This can sometimes happen when there is a corruption in the LabVIEW .ini file. To prevent this from happening, complete the following steps
  1. Go into the LabVIEW files.
  2. Delete the .ini file
  3. Restart LabVIEW
  4. Rebuild your application
This will create a new .ini file that should work properly.

Additional Information

These are not actually Chinese characters.  These characters are actually 1-byte ASCII strings that are being interpreted and displayed by the IDE as fixed 2-byte MBCS, or UTF-16


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