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Double-byte character set (DBCS) characters may appear corrupted in Internet Explorer on Windows XP when you browse a Web site that uses Shift-JIS character encoding
Article ID: 886677 - View products that this article applies to.
When you browse a Web site that uses Shift-JIS character encoding in Microsoft Internet Explorer, some double-byte character set (DBCS) characters may appear corrupted. For example, the character may appear as a dot or bullet point.
This problem may occur if you do either of the following:
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Release Date: November 19, 2004
Download the WindowsXP-KB886677-x86-enu.exe package now.
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ )How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates