Characters in vertical fonts are not displayed correctly in Windows 8

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro

Symptoms


Some characters are not displayed correctly if you use an East Asian vertical font (such as Japanese @MS Mincho) in Windows 8. Specifically, the characters are unexpectedly rotated 90 degrees.  

For example, the following Unicode characters have this problem.
Character(s)Code
U+2010
U+2015
U+2018
U+2019
U+2025
U+2026
U+2192
U+2190
U+2191
U+2193
U+2225
─ ━│┃┄ ┅ ┆ ┇ ┈ ┉ ┊ ┋ ┌ ┍ ┎ ┏ U+250x
┐ ┑ ┒ ┓ └ ┕ ┖ ┗ ┘ ┙ ┚ ┛ ├ ┝ ┞ ┟ U+251x
┠ ┡ ┢ ┣ ┤ ┥ ┦ ┧ ┨ ┩ ┪ ┫ ┬ ┭ ┮ ┯ U+252x
┰ ┱ ┲ ┳ ┴ ┵ ┶ ┷ ┸ ┹ ┺ ┻ ┼ ┽ ┾ ┿ U+253x
╀ ╁ ╂ ╃ ╄ ╅ ╆ ╇ ╈ ╉ ╊ ╋ ╌ ╍ ╎ ╏ U+254x
═ ║ ╒ ╓ ╔ ╕ ╖ ╗ ╘ ╙ ╚ ╛ ╜ ╝ ╞ ╟ U+255x
╠ ╡ ╢ ╣ ╤ ╥ ╦ ╧ ╨ ╩ ╪ ╫ ╬ ╭ ╮ ╯U+256x
╰ ╱ ╲ ╳ ╴ ╵ ╶ ╷ ╸ ╹ ╺ ╻ ╼ ╽ ╾ ╿U+257x

More Information


To resolve this problem, install update rollup 2862768. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2862768 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: August 2013