Rotated italic text flows in the wrong direction when it's printed on a PCL6 printer in Windows 8.1

Symptoms

When you print XPS documents to a PCL6 printer, and these documents contain fonts that don't include italic type, rotated italic text is inclined and flows in the wrong direction.

Cause

This problem occurs because PCL6 and XPS handle character transformations in the opposite order.

Msxpspcl6.dll identifies cases in which rotation is not supported and therefore falls back to rasterization. However, it does not identify cases in which there is a rotation and the font is italic type.

Resolution

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.

Prerequisites

To apply this update in Windows 8.1, you must first have update 2919355 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.
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Status

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

References

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Article ID: 3067900 - Last Review: Jul 14, 2015 - Revision: 1

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