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Internet Explorer 9 displays a password mask character for Japanese or Korean characters that is too large for a password entry box

SYMPTOMS
To mask the password character, Windows Internet Explorer 9 uses a black circle character. On a website in which you type Japanese or Korean characters for a password, the characters are displayed as large circles. Therefore, the password mask character seems not to fit in the password entry box.

Notes
  • This behavior also occurs if you use Windows Internet Explorer 7. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    956609 Internet Explorer 7 shows a password mask character that is too large for a password entry box on a Japanese Web site
  • This behavior is considered a display problem, and the content of the password is unaffected.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, install this update.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2586448.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2586448 MS11-081: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 11, 2011

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2575790 - Last Review: 10/17/2011 01:29:00 - Revision: 5.0

Windows Internet Explorer 9

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