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You must preinstall a new font update before you install the following language interface packs (LIPs) for Windows Vista and for the 2007 Microsoft Office system: Georgian, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Telugu, and Armenian

Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows.
Before you install certain language interface packs (LIPs) for Windows Vista and for the 2007 Microsoft Office system, you must first preinstall a new font update. The LIPs that require the preinstallation of this new font update are as follows:
  • Georgian
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada
  • Punjabi
  • Telugu
  • Armenian
Please be aware that the following SKUs are affected. Therefore, you must preinstall the font update before you install the previously-mentioned LIPs for the following SKUs.

The affected Vista SKUs are as follows:
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
The affected 2007 Microsoft Office system SKUs are as follows:
  • Microsoft Office Personal 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Vista (KB954160) package now.

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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Hotfix information

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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Vista or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

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.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gautami.ttfNot applicable251,76816-Jun-200822:18Not applicable
Kartika.ttfNot applicable128,17216-Jun-200822:18Not applicable
Raavi.ttfNot applicable94,54416-Jun-200822:18Not applicable
Sylfaen.ttfNot applicable228,34816-Jun-200822:18Not applicable
Tunga.ttfNot applicable187,60016-Jun-200822:18Not applicable
Windows Vista SP1, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Gautami.ttfNot applicable251,76816-Jun-200822:22Not applicable
Kartika.ttfNot applicable128,17216-Jun-200822:22Not applicable
Raavi.ttfNot applicable94,54416-Jun-200822:22Not applicable
Sylfaen.ttfNot applicable228,34816-Jun-200822:22Not applicable
Tunga.ttfNot applicable187,60016-Jun-200822:22Not applicable

When a customer purchases Windows Vista or the 2007 Microsoft Office system and wants to install one of the LIPs that are mentioned in this article, the customer must preinstall this font update. This update contains the most up-to-date font information so that these LIP languages will be displayed correctly. The font update will be available at the Download Center page for each of these LIP languages. Also, users will be instructed to install the font update before they install the LIP language.

For more information, 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

Article ID: 954160 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 06:36:00 - Revision: 4.0

Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, Microsoft Office Professional 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

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