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Article ID: 912179 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 2.1

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When you use Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.x or an earlier version of Acrobat Reader to open a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in Windows Vista, the MS Gothic font and the MS Mincho font appear garbled.


Windows Vista uses new MS Gothic and MS Mincho fonts that Acrobat Reader 5.x and earlier versions of Acrobat Reader cannot read correctly.


To work around this problem, upgrade to Acrobat Reader 6.0 or to a later version of this program.

Note Version 7.0 of this program is named Adobe Reader 7.0.


The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
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