Predictive text is not displayed when you interact with RTL text by using a touch keyboard in Windows 8.1

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 Enterprise


Assume that you use a touch keyboard to type on certain webpages or in email messages in Windows 8.1. When you interact with Right-to-Left (RTL) text, predictive text is not displayed.

Note This issue occurs when the RTL Bi-Directional marker is used. The marker is used when RTL text has been used.


Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2888505.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2888505 MS13-088: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: November 12, 2013


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


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