The binary download of Batik Squiggle 1.9 is not working for me under Java 9 (Windows 10); it hangs whilst displaying the splash screen. I believe this has already been reported in December 2016[1].
I can investigate further but I wanted to check first in case it was already known about and fixed.
Thanks,
Peter
[1]:http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/xmlgraphics-batik-users/201612.mbox/raw/%3C006f01d252da%24286b8950%2479429bf0%24%40tosovsky%40tiscali.cz%3E