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Some Farsi (Persian) characters may not be in the correct order when certain tools or programs are used to sort them (for instance, Microsoft Exchange Server). Specific characters not properly sorted include KAF, YEH, HEH, and VAV.
This behavior can occur after after you install the Arabic language group, either during Setup or by selecting it under Regional Options in Control Panel.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.