This article describes an update that changes the default shaping behavior for OpenType Arabic fonts in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2. Arabic fonts that include discretionary ligatures and contextual alternates may shape or display differently in applications (for example, in Microsoft Office 2013) after this update is applied.
This update prevents the automatic application of discretionary ligatures and contextual alternates. Additionally, this update aligns the shaping behavior for Arabic text rendering with the behavior for Arabic text in Windows 8.
How to obtain this update
Microsoft UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7||Download the update package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7||Download the update package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the update package now.|
|All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||Download the update package now.|
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PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Registry informationTo use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Hotfix replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
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 updatesFor more information about the OpenType font formats, go to the following Microsoft website: