On a Windows Vista-based computer, you may notice that some right-to-left characters are displayed incorrectly when they are used with Left-to-Right Override (LRO) and POP Directional Format (PDF) control characters

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you may notice that some right-to-left (bi-directional or “Bidi”) characters are displayed incorrectly when they are used with Left-to-Right Override (LRO) and POP Directional Format (PDF) control characters. Specifically, the “(” character (opening parenthesis) and the “)” character (closing parenthesis) are displayed in the reverse order of how they should be displayed.

For example, you have the following string:

LROA(B)CPDF

Note LRO and PDF represent the LRO and the PDF control characters, respectively. A, B, and C represent Bidi characters.

When you view this string example in an application in Windows Vista, such as Notepad, the Bidi characters are incorrectly displayed as follows:

A)B(C

However, when you view this string in Notepad in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003, the Bidi characters are displayed correctly as follows:

A(B)C

Note This problem occurs in applications that use Uniscribe in Windows Vista.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Vista service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451)

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista, 32-bit versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Update.mum Not Applicable 1,998 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
X86_05c0e76cd04f81d534c041acdad06ef7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20701_none_aa1f5c06c77034b4.manifest Not Applicable 691 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-usp_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20701_none_ab9ed77d7472885e.manifest Not Applicable 4,697 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Usp10.dll 1.626.6000.20701 502,784 16-Oct-2007 03:07 x86
Windows Vista, 64-bit versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Amd64_05c0e76cd04f81d534c041acdad06ef7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20701_none_063df78a7fcda5ea.manifest Not Applicable 693 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Amd64_ba38b929c48d22991ca27460c2a6be85_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20701_none_4301fd7d2c217ace.manifest Not Applicable 695 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-usp_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20701_none_07bd73012ccff994.manifest Not Applicable 4,709 16-Oct-2007 20:12 Not Applicable
Package_1_for_kb943601~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 1,790 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Package_2_for_kb943601~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.0.mum Not Applicable 2,009 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Update.mum Not Applicable 1,925 16-Oct-2007 20:00 Not Applicable
Usp10.dll 1.626.6000.20701 621,056 16-Oct-2007 04:08 x64

APPLIES TO
    Windows Vista Business
      Windows Vista Enterprise
        Windows Vista Home Basic
          Windows Vista Home Premium
            Windows Vista Ultimate
              Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
                Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
                  Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
                    Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
                      Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

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