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Consider the following scenario:
You are running a Windows Vista-based computer.
You use Windows Desktop Search (WDS) or Instant Search to perform a search on some traditional Chinese characters.
In this scenario, documents that are known to contain the traditional Chinese characters are not returned in the search results.
For example, when you perform a search by using a person's full name in WDS or in Instant Search, documents that contain the name are returned in the search results. However, when you perform a search by using the person's first name, no documents are returned.
This issue occurs because the word breaks in traditional Chinese names are not formatted and displayed correctly. Therefore, you may be unable to find the names and characters in question, even though they do actually appear in the text that you search.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
No prerequisites are required.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.