HKSCS characters are displayed incorrectly by PDF APIs in Windows

This article describes an issue that occurs when you use a Windows Store application that uses the PDF APIs to display Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) characters in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. You can resolve this issue by using the update in this article. Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.

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 Important update on Windows Update. For more information about 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.

Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 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 apply 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 install 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 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 0.17xxx

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

    RTM

    GDR

  • 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 more information about the update's file information, see the "File information" section.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.

ARM Windows8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Windows.data.pdf.dll

6.3.9600.17819

5,608,448

03-May-2015

14:52

Not Applicable

x86 Windows8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Windows.data.pdf.dll

6.3.9600.17819

5,264,384

03-May-2015

14:57

x86

x64 Windows8.1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Windows.data.pdf.dll

6.3.9600.17819

7,784,448

03-May-2015

15:07

x64

Windows.data.pdf.dll

6.3.9600.17819

5,264,384

03-May-2015

14:57

x86


ARM Windows8.1

File property

Value

File name

Arm_58b0bc73ede3c638b930eccefeaa298b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_7518ca9e9622ed74.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

696

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Arm_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b35cb70af16c91d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

9,720

Date (UTC)

05-May-2015

Time (UTC)

14:54

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,594

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

x86 Windows8.1

File property

Value

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,594

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_140c5f00edafb444e81eedef7ed9e978_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_f0880eb270e2a7c5.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

696

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b335918af19aa57.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

9,720

Date (UTC)

05-May-2015

Time (UTC)

14:57

Platform

Not Applicable

x64 Windows8.1

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_140c5f00edafb444e81eedef7ed9e978_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_4ca6aa36294018fb.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

698

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_dbf405c244a42e0a457a19ced72ba63d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_6a0b74886944fae2.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

700

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_e751f49c67771b8d.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

9,724

Date (UTC)

05-May-2015

Time (UTC)

15:08

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,281

Date (UTC)

06-May-2015

Time (UTC)

00:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-data-pdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17822_none_8b335918af19aa57.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

9,720

Date (UTC)

05-May-2015

Time (UTC)

14:57

Platform

Not Applicable


Status

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

More Information

CauseThis issue occurs because the character glyph has a Unicode representation that is greater than 65,535. Therefore, it requires two UTF-16 strings or one UTF-32 string to represent the glyph correctly.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×