FIX: Unicode characters are displayed as square blocks after you paste them from an SSRS report


Assume that you install Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (SSRS) Service Pack 2 (SP2). When you export a Reporting Services report that contains Unicode characters, such as an accented letter ó, to a PDF file, the Unicode characters are displayed correctly in the PDF file. However, when you copy those Unicode characters from the PDF file and then paste them into a text editor such as Notepad, the Unicode characters may be displayed as square blocks. For example, the square blocks may resemble ◻ or ◼.


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


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Article ID: 3152596 - Last Review: Aug 25, 2016 - Revision: 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core