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Article ID: 2282743 - Last Review: November 15, 2010 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release.

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS 2008) report that has a TextBox control embedded.
  • The TextBox control contains some special characters. For example, the special characters may include accented characters, foreign currency symbols, trademark symbols, or copyright symbols.
  • The HumanReadablePDF DeviceInfo parameter is set to True in the Rsreportserver.config file. Or, this parameter is passed as a URL Access parameter.

    Notes
    • By default, the value of this parameter is False.
    • Special characters are the characters that are from 128 through 255. These characters are outside the range of ASCII. However, these characters are in the range of the Windows-1252 character set.
  • You render a Portable Document Format (PDF) file of the report.
In this scenario, the PDF file displays the special character incorrectly.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because of an error in the PDF renderer of SSRS 2008.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2279604  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2279604/LN/ ) Cumulative update package 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970365/LN/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2289254  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2289254/ ) Cumulative update 1 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2402659  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2402659]/ ) The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 was released

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

To set the HumanReadablePDF DeviceInfo parameter, use one of the following methods:

REFERENCES

For more information about the Windows-1252 charset, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
General information about the Windows-1252 charset (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/cc305145.aspx)
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ ) An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ ) New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
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