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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have applied Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version updates on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on a computer that is set to Japanese locale.
  • The Windows code page (ANSI code page) has the half-width characters on the computer.
  • You export a report to PDF with the selected font that has a full-width version of the plus-minus character.

In this scenario, you may find one or more of following issues in the generated PDF:
  • There are extra spaces after apostrophes.
  • Text before dollar signs are overlapped with the dollar signs.
  • Some special characters also seem to cause spacing problems.


Cause

The issue occurs because of an incorrect Unicode change that was made since SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 CU1.

Resolution

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

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Note After you apply this cumulative update, you may experience this issue: if the report server is on a system with locale set to Japanese and the ± (plus-minus sign) is in a report being exported to PDF, some characters may overlap. To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Change to a font with a half-width "±".
  • Change the locale of the server that is running SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services to English locale.

Status

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

Properties

Article ID: 2924996 - Last Review: February 18, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services
Keywords: 
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