Do you see “IBM SPSS Statistics processor is ready” at the lower right corner? If not, please use the authorization code to license SPSS. For example, run the SPSS License Authorization Wizard, Go to: Start-> All Programs-> IBM SPSS Statistics-> IBM SPSS Statistics 22 License Authorization Wizard enter the authorization code (a 20-character, alphanumeric code with lowercase letters a through f and numerals 0 through 9)
Another option is try enabling unicode. Either via Options – Language or open a new syntax and run: set unicode = on. show unicode.