Information about the Calibri font in a TEXTMETRIC object is incorrect in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to: Windows 7 EnterpriseWindows 7 Home BasicWindows 7 Home Premium More

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You run an application on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • The application uses the GetTextMetrics function to query information about the Calibri font.
  • The function saves the information to a TEXTMETRIC object.
In this scenario, the value of the tmBreakChar field in the object is 0x2 instead of 0x20.

Cause


This issue occurs because of an error in the font file.

Resolution


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is 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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if 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. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760
    1.21xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Calibri.ttfNot applicable805,86022-Mar-201222:49
Calibrib.ttfNot applicable843,52422-Mar-201222:49
Calibrii.ttfNot applicable848,15622-Mar-201222:49
Calibriz.ttfNot applicable894,36422-Mar-201222:49
Invalidatefntcache.exe6.1.7601.219507,16823-Mar-20124:37
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Calibri.ttfNot applicable805,86022-Mar-201222:49
Calibrib.ttfNot applicable843,52422-Mar-201222:49
Calibrii.ttfNot applicable848,15622-Mar-201222:49
Calibriz.ttfNot applicable894,36422-Mar-201222:49
Invalidatefntcache.exe6.1.7601.219508,19223-Mar-20125:39
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Calibri.ttfNot applicable805,86022-Mar-201222:41
Calibrib.ttfNot applicable843,52422-Mar-201222:41
Calibrii.ttfNot applicable848,15622-Mar-201222:41
Calibriz.ttfNot applicable894,36422-Mar-201222:41
Invalidatefntcache.exe6.1.7601.2195011,77623-Mar-20124:23

Status


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

More Information


For more information about software update terminology, 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

For more information about the GetTextMetrics function, visit the following Microsoft website:

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameX86_3bf49f7b5f5e328f07373a1065dd1369_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_ba94aa31011d3acc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size709
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:27
File nameX86_e5534b40ff55938f775bd914c7515643_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_495206e11cbbe79c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size712
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:27
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-calibri_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_ed07f8dd6748472d.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,104
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)5:13
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-g..validatefntcache-02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_4b3ab4d09208348b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,970
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)5:14
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameAmd64_48a6506e9966f5a1c769f30606a3d9a9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_9c30fffd6bb710ec.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size713
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:28
File nameAmd64_78412212717a2a5f72e7393d337c0618_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_12a3d01ab2bb6cad.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:28
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-calibri_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_492694611fa5b863.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,108
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)6:35
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-g..validatefntcache-02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_a75950544a65a5c1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,972
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)6:38
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameIa64_c3efad9b873bb371f09710ce04eae9af_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_6a65c2a8fbc40be3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size714
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:27
File nameIa64_e74e46df26b924fdd1f1266cd8145c6d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_3d72fbccab75dde5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size711
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)8:27
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-calibri_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_ed099cd367465029.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size5,106
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)5:56
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-g..validatefntcache-02_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21950_none_4b3c58c692063d87.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,971
Date (UTC)23-Mar-2012
Time (UTC)5:57