Symptoms

A dead key is used to generate a character that includes a diacritical mark. When a particular character is associated with a symbol, that character is recognized as a dead key. For example, the ë character is displayed when you press QUOTATION MARK ("), E. When you press QUOTATION MARK ("), SPACEBAR, E, you exit the dead-key mode, and the space disappears. Then, the "e characters are displayed.

However, the dead key does not work correctly in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). For example, when you press QUOTATION MARK ("), SPACEBAR, E, the space disappears. But, you do not exit the dead-key mode. Then, the ë character is displayed unexpectedly.

Resolution

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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

You must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 installed on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP to apply this hotfix.

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 hotfixes.

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.

x86-based versions of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Presentationcore.dll

3.0.6920.4000

4,214,784

23-Mar-2009

23:40

x86

Windowsbase.dll

3.0.6920.4000

1,245,184

23-Mar-2009

23:40

x86

x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Presentationcore.dll

3.0.6920.4000

3,996,672

23-Mar-2009

23:11

x64

Presentationcore.dll

3.0.6920.4000

4,214,784

23-Mar-2009

23:40

x86

Windowsbase.dll

3.0.6920.4000

1,105,920

23-Mar-2009

23:11

x64

Windowsbase.dll

3.0.6920.4000

1,245,184

23-Mar-2009

23:40

x86

Status

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

More Information

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

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