Characters overlap and are unreadable in an application in Windows 8.1 or Windows 8

This article describes an issue in which characters overlap and are unreadable in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.
Symptoms
This issue occurs on applications that use the ScriptShapeOpenType function to obtain glyphs information and use the ScriptPlaceOpenType function to obtain glyphs width information from Unicode Script Processor for Uniscribe. The glyphs width information should be returned in visual order. However, it is returned in logical order. 
Cause
This issue occurs because the ScriptPlaceOpenType function incorrectly returns glyphs data in logical order.
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 Optional update on Windows Update. For more information on 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.
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 DownloadDownload the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT 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 install 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 apply 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.

File information

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information and 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 0.17 xxxWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2RTMGDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • 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 all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.3.9600.179251,132,64803-Jul-201521:56x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.3.9600.179251,380,05603-Jul-201521:51x64
Gdi32.dll6.3.9600.179251,097,21603-Jul-201514:00x86
For all supported Windows RT 8.1
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.3.9600.17925949,36003-Jul-201522:02Not applicable

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information and 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:
    Version Product Milestone Service branch
    6.2.920 0.17xxxWindows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012RTMGDR
    6.2.920 0.21xxxWindows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012RTMLDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • 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 all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.174301,079,80803-Jul-201513:32x86
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.215401,075,20003-Jul-201513:32x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.174301,303,04003-Jul-201513:33x64
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.215401,296,38403-Jul-201513:30x64
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.174301,024,00003-Jul-201513:23x86
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.215401,024,00003-Jul-201513:22x86
For all supported Windows RT
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gdi32.dll6.2.9200.17430882,68803-Jul-201513:25Not applicable

Additional file information


Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and for Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameX86_1db1a0ad6d0555ef93c6c51282869f8a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_44db8085e0eb0867.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_ee6042f164b99ae5.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,453
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:16
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_7c667975c400231cf8351334c3135c69_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_f27ce7bf3e2ad317.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_da38f13ead70b57459e0a5289e6d020c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_4d201541cb4b1258.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_4a7ede751d170c1b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,455
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:20
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_54d388c75177ce16.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,460
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)14:53
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1
File propertyValue
File nameArm_1df855fed823f662c0c3ed7b1740cdef_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_cef17a3393daee41.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:12
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_ee62b54964b6b9ab.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,453
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)22:12
PlatformNot applicable

Additional file information for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
File propertyValue
File nameX86_071135da3f2de0bdd0720dfa32665ae0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_5bae5d473ceb9b8e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_a390b7053aaa405bd228bc961bd4ac3e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_7f21080945643044.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_565baf6f1a9375e3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,450
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)14:20
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_56da7c4e33b9319e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,450
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)14:04
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_2441b99cf033ed1ee419513b070a4722_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_37a959eb958c9cd3.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_26e1111e3037f0b2ac77bb7c0b5f611c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_c912c812008923fa.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_3f04d6a2c1defec4ca27ecc6f732bc45_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_c3c7e20934f894d1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_8853b0811f5c435b4778b97bac9c5d87_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_04d66490f24446fe.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_a3f6e6b8633d5e5d8e0754a2393d51d3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_35b1e71508df9f5f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_c861943733e4944d0865990ef61c6070_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_8f9981d423e1e476.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size697
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_b27a4af2d2f0e719.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,452
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)16:45
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_b2f917d1ec16a2d4.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,452
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)16:39
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_bccef5450751a914.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,460
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)14:03
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_bd4dc224207764cf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,460
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)13:51
PlatformNot applicable

Additional files for all supported Windows RT
File propertyValue
File nameArm_24377656c6d43c72d8b3928bacb4dbdb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_82a1d7e860534941.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size693
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)21:08
PlatformNot applicable
File nameArm_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_565e21c71a9094a9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size2,450
Date (UTC)03-Jul-2015
Time (UTC)14:56
PlatformNot applicable

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3066441 - Last Review: 08/18/2015 16:08:00 - Revision: 1.0

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, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8, Windows RT

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