Unreadable menu text - font or java or what else issue?

I have installed FIJI on a linux (ubuntu 15.10) distribution. My problem is that some menu texts are missing or unreadable (look like barcodes). I suspect a java issue, or missing font file.

Two image captures:

java -version says:
java version "1.7.0_91"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.3) (7u91-2.6.3-0ubuntu0.15.10.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.91-b01, mixed mode)

The machine is a hp elitebook 840

Have you tried with OpenJDK 8 instead? There are many bug-fixes in 8 that will never make it into 7.

Thank you for your answer and sorry for the delay, the machine (it’s not mine) was away.
I have installed OpenJDK 8 and now the menu items which were “barcode-like” are simply blank. The menu items which were OK are still there and normal.
Really weird, isn’t it?

I have the same issue on Gnome Ubuntu 15.10… Any other ideas of how to solve this issue?

Just installed openjdk-8-jre and ran with:
./ImageJ-linux64 --java-home /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64

and then menu fonts are correct…

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Have the same issue on Ubuntu 14.04. After installing openjdk-8 it fixed the missing text in ImageJ but not in Fiji for me.

The solution by Termo works for me. Great!

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