The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are not recognized when you check the spelling in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

In Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008, when you check the spelling of English language text in an application that uses the English dictionary, all the following words cannot be recognized and are flagged as being misspelled:
  • Friendster
  • Klum
  • Nazr
  • Obama
  • Racicot
One example of an application that uses the English dictionary is Windows Mail.

Consider the following example scenario:
  • You compose an e-mail message in Windows Mail.
  • In the Options dialog box, on the Spelling tab, under Language, you select English.
  • You type a word that appears in the previous list.
In this scenario, this word is flagged as being misspelled.

Note This issue also occurs if the application uses the German dictionary.

RESOLUTION

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Vista (KB955020)
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Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB955020)
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Release Date: July 8, 2008

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Note This update is also available from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Hotfix replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released 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.

Note This update contains many additional support files. The following lists display the files that are changed in the component only.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6000.1671012,240,89626-Jun-200800:33x86
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6000.167102,644,48026-Jun-200800:33x86
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6000.2086712,240,89626-Jun-200800:30x86
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6000.208672,644,48026-Jun-200800:30x86
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.1809812,240,89626-Jun-200801:45x86SP1
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.180982,644,48026-Jun-200801:45x86SP1
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.2221112,240,89626-Jun-200801:42x86SP1
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.222112,644,48026-Jun-200801:42x86SP1
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6000.1671012,240,89626-Jun-200801:04x64
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6000.167102,644,48026-Jun-200801:04x64
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6000.2086712,240,89626-Jun-200800:55x64
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6000.208672,644,48026-Jun-200800:55x64
Windows Vista SP1and Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.1809812,240,89626-Jun-200802:25x64SP118098_SP
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.180982,644,48026-Jun-200802:25x64SP118098_SP
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.2221112,240,89626-Jun-200802:26x64SP122211_SP
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.222112,644,48026-Jun-200802:26x64SP122211_SP
Windows Vista, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.1809812,240,89626-Jun-200802:28IA-64
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.180982,644,48026-Jun-200802:28IA-64
Nlslexicons0007.dll6.0.6001.2221112,240,89626-Jun-200802:16IA-64
Nlslexicons0009.dll6.0.6001.222112,644,48026-Jun-200802:16IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, add the word to the dictionary. To do this, perform one of the following actions.

Note These two actions apply to Windows Mail only.
  • Right-click the flagged word, and then click Add to Dictionary.
  • Click Add to Dictionary in the Spelling & Grammar dialog box.
When you add the word to the dictionary, the word is added to the Custom.dic dictionary file.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Some words may not be in the English language dictionary or in the German language dictionary in programs that run on Windows Vista or on Windows Server 2008. When a word is not in the dictionary, the spelling checker tries to suggest words that have spellings that resemble the unrecognized word.

Occasionally, Microsoft updates the standard dictionaries. The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are currently not in the English-language dictionary.

This update automatically adds these words to the English-language dictionary and to the German-language dictionary. You can also add these words by using the steps in the "Workaround" section.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
934269 The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are not recognized when you check the spelling of English-language text in the Office 2003 programs

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 955020 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • 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
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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