HKSCS characters are displayed incorrectly by PDF APIs in Windows

This article describes an issue that occurs when you use a Windows Store application that uses the PDF APIs to display Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) characters in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. You can resolve this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

How to obtain this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as an Important update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:.
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2DownloadDownload the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To install this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information notes

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.3.960 0.17xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For more information about the update's file information, see the "File information" section.
File Information
The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows8.1 file information

ARM Windows8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows.data.pdf.dll6.3.9600.178195,608,44803-May-201514:52Not Applicable
x86 Windows8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows.data.pdf.dll6.3.9600.178195,264,38403-May-201514:57x86
x64 Windows8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows.data.pdf.dll6.3.9600.178197,784,44803-May-201515:07x64
Windows.data.pdf.dll6.3.9600.178195,264,38403-May-201514:57x86

Additional file information

ARM Windows8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_58b0bc73ede3c638b930eccefeaa298b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_7518ca9e9622ed74.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b35cb70af16c91d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size9,720
Date (UTC)05-May-2015
Time (UTC)14:54
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,594
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
x86 Windows8.1
File propertyValue
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size1,594
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_140c5f00edafb444e81eedef7ed9e978_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_f0880eb270e2a7c5.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size696
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b335918af19aa57.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size9,720
Date (UTC)05-May-2015
Time (UTC)14:57
PlatformNot Applicable
x64 Windows8.1
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_140c5f00edafb444e81eedef7ed9e978_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_4ca6aa36294018fb.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size698
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_dbf405c244a42e0a457a19ced72ba63d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_6a0b74886944fae2.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size700
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_e751f49c67771b8d.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size9,724
Date (UTC)05-May-2015
Time (UTC)15:08
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot Applicable
File size2,281
Date (UTC)06-May-2015
Time (UTC)00:30
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b335918af19aa57.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size9,720
Date (UTC)05-May-2015
Time (UTC)14:57
PlatformNot Applicable
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information

Cause

This issue occurs because the character glyph has a Unicode representation that is greater than 65,535. Therefore, it requires two UTF-16 strings or one UTF-32 string to represent the glyph correctly.
References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3049989 - Last Review: 07/14/2015 18:16:00 - Revision: 4.0

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

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