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 system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2

Download Download the package now.

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8

Download Download the package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012

Download Download 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 Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

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.

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:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.3.960 0.17 xxx

    Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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 name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.3.9600.17925

1,132,648

03-Jul-2015

21:56

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.3.9600.17925

1,380,056

03-Jul-2015

21:51

x64

Gdi32.dll

6.3.9600.17925

1,097,216

03-Jul-2015

14:00

x86

For all supported Windows RT 8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.3.9600.17925

949,360

03-Jul-2015

22:02

Not 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 0.17xxx

    Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    GDR

    6.2.920 0.21xxx

    Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012

    RTM

    LDR

  • 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 name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.17430

1,079,808

03-Jul-2015

13:32

x86

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.21540

1,075,200

03-Jul-2015

13:32

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.17430

1,303,040

03-Jul-2015

13:33

x64

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.21540

1,296,384

03-Jul-2015

13:30

x64

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.17430

1,024,000

03-Jul-2015

13:23

x86

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.21540

1,024,000

03-Jul-2015

13:22

x86

For all supported Windows RT

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Gdi32.dll

6.2.9200.17430

882,688

03-Jul-2015

13:25

Not applicable




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 property

Value

File name

X86_1db1a0ad6d0555ef93c6c51282869f8a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_44db8085e0eb0867.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_ee6042f164b99ae5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,453

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:16

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_7c667975c400231cf8351334c3135c69_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_f27ce7bf3e2ad317.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_da38f13ead70b57459e0a5289e6d020c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_4d201541cb4b1258.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_4a7ede751d170c1b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,455

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:20

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_54d388c75177ce16.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,460

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

14:53

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported Windows RT 8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_1df855fed823f662c0c3ed7b1740cdef_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_cef17a3393daee41.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17925_none_ee62b54964b6b9ab.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,453

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

22:12

Platform

Not applicable


Additional file information for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012


Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8

File property

Value

File name

X86_071135da3f2de0bdd0720dfa32665ae0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_5bae5d473ceb9b8e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_a390b7053aaa405bd228bc961bd4ac3e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_7f21080945643044.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_565baf6f1a9375e3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,450

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

14:20

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_56da7c4e33b9319e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,450

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

14:04

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_2441b99cf033ed1ee419513b070a4722_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_37a959eb958c9cd3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_26e1111e3037f0b2ac77bb7c0b5f611c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_c912c812008923fa.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_3f04d6a2c1defec4ca27ecc6f732bc45_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_c3c7e20934f894d1.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_8853b0811f5c435b4778b97bac9c5d87_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_04d66490f24446fe.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_a3f6e6b8633d5e5d8e0754a2393d51d3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_35b1e71508df9f5f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_c861943733e4944d0865990ef61c6070_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_8f9981d423e1e476.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

697

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_b27a4af2d2f0e719.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,452

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

16:45

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_b2f917d1ec16a2d4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,452

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

16:39

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_bccef5450751a914.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,460

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

14:03

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.21540_none_bd4dc224207764cf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,460

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

13:51

Platform

Not applicable


Additional files for all supported Windows RT

File property

Value

File name

Arm_24377656c6d43c72d8b3928bacb4dbdb_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_82a1d7e860534941.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

21:08

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17430_none_565e21c71a9094a9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,450

Date (UTC)

03-Jul-2015

Time (UTC)

14:56

Platform

Not applicable



Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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