FIX: Font smoothing and antialiasing for some fonts do not occur after hotfix 2670838 is installed in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Gjelder: Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1


You have a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2. After you apply hotfix 2670838 , font smoothing and antialiasing are not performed on some system fonts that are included in Windows.


This problem occurs because of an issue in the XPS to GDI Converter (XpsGdiConverter.dll) when different types of font face names are compared.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support. 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, go to 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.


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


See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates for more information.