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Internet Explorer 7 shows a password mask character that is too large for a password entry box on a Japanese Web site
To mask the password character, Windows Internet Explorer 7 uses a
black circle character. On a Japanese Web site, this character appears as a
large circle. Therefore, the password mask character seems not to fit in a
password entry box.
To display the dot character (UNICODE 0x25cf) as the password mask character, Internet Explorer 7 selects a font that matches the code page (charset) of the Web page. This hotfix restores previous Internet Explorer 6 behavior in which Internet Explorer uses the Tahoma font for this dot character on all systems and for all Web pages.
Security update information
To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative
security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates,
visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more technical information about the most current cumulative
security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
This update was first included in security update 956390
For more information, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS08-058: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 956609 - Last Review: February 3, 2011 - Revision: 1.1
- Windows Internet Explorer 7
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