Wrong JAVA Version on Mac

  • After opening the command file on the Mac, Transkribus says that there is a wrong Java version installed ( instead of 1.7. However, there is the most current version of Java RE ( installed.
    • The problem is that Java is the default Java on the command line which the Transkribus.command uses. You can check the default version by opening the terminal and typing ‘java -version’.
    • To solve the problem you can either download the latest jdk as a .tar.gz package from here:


and unpack it into the Transkribus folder – the Transkribus.command file will automatically check for java installations in its sub directories!

  • Or you could make your java 8 installation the default one on command line following e.g. the instructions here: