Top sections of some characters in a select box or drop-down list are not displayed in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • Internet Explorer 10 is installed on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

  • You browse to a website that contains a select box or drop-down list.

  • The select box or drop-down list contains characters that are formatted to use the MS Gothic 12-point font.

In this scenario, the top sections of some characters are not displayed.

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:

http://update.microsoft.com
Notes

  • This update was first included in the following security update:

    2809289 MS13-021: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: March 12, 2013

  • For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx

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

Status

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

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