The Meiryo UI font is available for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Introduction

This article describes an update to the Meiryo Japanese font family for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. This font family now includes the Meiryo UI font and the Meiryo UI Bold font. This new font lets applications display Japanese text more clearly in the new Ribbon UI component. The Ribbon UI component can be used in many applications that run on Windows Vista or on Windows Server 2008.

More Information

Both the Meiryo UI font and the Meiryo UI Bold font are included in this update. These new fonts contain narrower Kana characters and adjusted vertical spacing so that the font can fit better in an application's user interface. These new fonts let an application do the following:

  • Optimally display Japanese text in the Ribbon UI component.

  • Display Japanese text effectively in other parts of the user interface, especially in areas where text area is limited.

We recommend that you install this update on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 and that have the Japanese language installed.

Note Microsoft Corporation or one of its affiliates based on where you live licenses this supplement to you. You can use it with each validly licensed copy of Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 software. You may not use the supplement if you do not have a license for the software. The license terms for the software apply to your use of this supplement. To read the license terms, see the software documentation. For more information about Microsoft support services for the supplement, visit the following Web site:

http://www.support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

Update information

How to obtain this update

To obtain this update, you can download it from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Windows Download Center.

Windows Update Web site

http://update.microsoft.com

Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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 replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update 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.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Meiryob.ttc

Not Applicable

17,159,388

27-Oct-2009

08:07

Not Applicable

Meiryo.ttc

Not Applicable

16,710,176

27-Oct-2009

08:07

Not Applicable

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Meiryob.ttc

Not Applicable

17,159,388

27-Oct-2009

08:07

Not Applicable

Meiryo.ttc

Not Applicable

16,710,176

27-Oct-2009

08:07

Not Applicable

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Meiryob.ttc

Not Applicable

17,159,388

27-Oct-2009

08:06

Not Applicable

Meiryo.ttc

Not Applicable

16,710,176

27-Oct-2009

08:06

Not Applicable



The Meiryo UI font is included in Windows 7. For more information about new features in Windows 7 for international customers, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/ee426904.aspx For more information about the Meiryo UI font, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/family.aspx?FID=376
Note After this hotfix is installed on Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, Meiryo Bold or Meiryo UI Bold may be used for the Microsoft IME candidate listbox or the Character List in IME pad, where the regular weight of the corresponding font family is expected. Uninstalling the hotfix won’t resolve this issue. The order of font names in the registry affects which fonts the Microsoft IME uses.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.





Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To resolve this problem yourself, change the order of the two string values associated with the Meiryo font in the registry.

  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

  3. Locate meiryo.ttc

  4. Right-click on the entry, select Rename, and copy the string value to the Clipboard.

  5. Right-click on the entry, select Delete

  6. On the Edit menu, select New, and String Value.

  7. Paste the value copied in step 4.

  8. Right-click the String value, and then click Modify.

  9. In the Value data box, type meiryo.ttc, and then click OK.

  10. Repeat steps 3 to 7 for meiryob.ttc.

  11. If you are running on a x64 or ia64 based computer, repeat steps 3 to 8 for the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts

  12. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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