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Some characters are rotated incorrectly in the print output when you use Microsoft XPS Document Writer to print a document in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • On the computer, you have a document that contains Single Byte Character Set (SBCS) characters. For example, the document contains Japanese Kana characters.
  • You rotate some characters in the document. For example, you rotate some characters to a vertical orientation.
  • You use the local Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW) to print the document.
In this scenario, some characters are rotated incorrectly in the print output.

Note This issue also occurs when you establish a terminal server session to a terminal server that has the Terminal Services Easy Print feature enabled. In this situation, the issue occurs when you use a redirected MXDW in the terminal server session to print the document.
This issue occurs because of an error in MXDW.

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 the problem described in this article. 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 be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix 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 Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 1. 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP1LDR
    6.0.600 2. 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into the release version of Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. 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 Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Locale.gpdNot applicable14,08804-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Msxpsinc.gpdNot applicable7304-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Msxpsinc.ppdNot applicable7204-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
P6disp.gpdNot applicable25,48904-Mar-201006:18Not applicable
P6font.gpdNot applicable3,29304-Mar-201006:18Not applicable
Pclxl.gpdNot applicable10,37504-Mar-201006:18Not applicable
Pjl.gpdNot applicable1,15604-Mar-201006:18Not applicable
Pscript.hlpNot applicable26,03804-Mar-201006:00Not applicable
Pscript.ntfNot applicable1,060,54804-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Pscrptfe.ntfNot applicable1,288,25204-Mar-201006:25Not applicable
Ps_schm.gdlNot applicable5,56104-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Stddtype.gdlNot applicable23,81204-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Stdnames.gpdNot applicable14,36204-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Stdschem.gdlNot applicable59,11604-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Stdschmx.gdlNot applicable2,27804-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Ttfsub.gpdNot applicable69804-Mar-201006:24Not applicable
Unidrv.hlpNot applicable21,22504-Mar-201006:00Not applicable
Locale.gpdNot applicable14,08803-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Msxpsinc.gpdNot applicable7303-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Msxpsinc.ppdNot applicable7203-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
P6disp.gpdNot applicable25,48903-Apr-200923:00Not applicable
P6font.gpdNot applicable3,29303-Apr-200923:00Not applicable
Pclxl.gpdNot applicable10,37503-Apr-200923:00Not applicable
Pjl.gpdNot applicable1,15603-Apr-200923:00Not applicable
Pscript.hlpNot applicable26,03803-Apr-200921:49Not applicable
Pscript.ntfNot applicable1,060,54803-Apr-200923:30Not applicable
Pscrptfe.ntfNot applicable1,288,25203-Apr-200923:31Not applicable
Ps_schm.gdlNot applicable5,56103-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Stddtype.gdlNot applicable23,81203-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Stdnames.gpdNot applicable14,36203-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Stdschem.gdlNot applicable59,11603-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Stdschmx.gdlNot applicable2,27803-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Ttfsub.gpdNot applicable69803-Apr-200923:29Not applicable
Unidrv.hlpNot applicable21,22503-Apr-200921:49Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Locale.gpdNot applicable14,08826-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Msxpsinc.gpdNot applicable7326-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Msxpsinc.ppdNot applicable7226-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
P6disp.gpdNot applicable25,48926-Feb-201005:30Not applicable
P6font.gpdNot applicable3,29326-Feb-201005:30Not applicable
Pclxl.gpdNot applicable10,37526-Feb-201005:30Not applicable
Pjl.gpdNot applicable1,15626-Feb-201005:30Not applicable
Pscript.hlpNot applicable26,03826-Feb-201004:22Not applicable
Pscript.ntfNot applicable1,062,73226-Feb-201006:12Not applicable
Pscrptfe.ntfNot applicable1,293,18026-Feb-201006:12Not applicable
Ps_schm.gdlNot applicable5,56126-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Stddtype.gdlNot applicable23,81226-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Stdnames.gpdNot applicable14,36226-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Stdschem.gdlNot applicable59,11626-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Stdschmx.gdlNot applicable2,27826-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Ttfsub.gpdNot applicable69826-Feb-201006:11Not applicable
Unidrv.hlpNot applicable21,22526-Feb-201004:22Not applicable
Locale.gpdNot applicable14,08803-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Msxpsinc.gpdNot applicable7303-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Msxpsinc.ppdNot applicable7203-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
P6disp.gpdNot applicable25,48903-Apr-200922:04Not applicable
P6font.gpdNot applicable3,29303-Apr-200922:04Not applicable
Pclxl.gpdNot applicable10,37503-Apr-200922:04Not applicable
Pjl.gpdNot applicable1,15603-Apr-200922:04Not applicable
Pscript.hlpNot applicable26,03803-Apr-200921:10Not applicable
Pscript.ntfNot applicable1,062,73203-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Pscrptfe.ntfNot applicable1,293,18003-Apr-200922:33Not applicable
Ps_schm.gdlNot applicable5,56103-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Stddtype.gdlNot applicable23,81203-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Stdnames.gpdNot applicable14,36203-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Stdschem.gdlNot applicable59,11603-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Stdschmx.gdlNot applicable2,27803-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Ttfsub.gpdNot applicable69803-Apr-200922:32Not applicable
Unidrv.hlpNot applicable21,22503-Apr-200921:10Not applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about Terminal Services Printing, visit the following Microsoft website:For more information about the XPS documents, visit the following Microsoft website: For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size3,068
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22678_none_3b469626d4020114.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size19,235
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22392_none_3d11667ad13df610.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size19,235
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008
File nameAmd64_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22678_none_976531aa8c5f724a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size19,295
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_ntprint.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22392_none_993001fe899b6746.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size19,295
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable
File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size3,092
Date (UTC)28-Apr-2010
Time (UTC)06:23
PlatformNot applicable

Article ID: 983237 - Last Review: 12/12/2015 04:37:20 - Revision: 2.0

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