Microsoft Relaunches Patch Tuesday Update to Fix Windows 7 Font Bug

Security update republished in order to address a Windows 7 issue breaking down fonts

By Bogdan Popa on December 21st, 2012 06:10 GMT

A Patch Tuesday update released last week broke down fonts in several applications, including CorelDraw, Quark Express and Microsoft’s very own Word and PowerPoint, with plenty of users confirming the bug on Windows 7 and Windows XP.

The Redmond-based technology company has decided to fix the bug by relaunching the bulletin, with the update to be delivered to Windows computers through the integrated Windows Update.

“We have re-released security update MS12-078 to address an issue in certain fonts. Customers who have enabled automatic updates will not need to take any action. For those who apply updates manually, we recommend deploying the updated package as soon as possible,” Dustin Childs, group manager, Response Communications, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, told us.

Microsoft has also updated the security bulletin to inform that the patch can now resolve an issue with OpenType fonts not properly rendering after the original update was installed.

“Customers who have successfully installed the original KB2753842 update need to install the rereleased update,” Microsoft said.
Microsoft Word was one of the affected apps
   Microsoft Word was one of the affected apps
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