I recently upgraded to STS Version: 3.8.3.RELEASE and when I started the IDE, I started getting strange NORDIC characters like:
After digging a bit on this issue, I found there was already an ISSUE open:
The root cause is an issue with JavaFX on JDK 1.7, but obviously also on 1.8 as that is what I am running.
There was talk about changing the Dashboard font to Monserrat by editing the HTML source, but I decided to just use the OLD dashboard.
First I changed the preferences:
Then I get the legacy Dashboard rendering correctly: