Re: A binary that runs on Win9X and WinNT

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 17:17:20 EDT

Yep, MSO means Microsoft Office.... and many a company has used the
MsoExtTextOutW function in the mso97rt.dll (the Microsoft Office runtime
library), which can be redistributed if you own the ODE 97. They wrote it
way back last version some time... maybe even in 95, not sure?


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik van der Poel" <>
To: "Michael (michka) Kaplan" <>
Cc: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: A binary that runs on Win9X and WinNT

> Michael (michka) Kaplan wrote:
> >
> > My impression has been that different groups have
> > solved the problem in different ways, some externally famous (such as
> > MSO fixes to ExtTextOutW on Japanese Win95)
> MSO means Microsoft Office? Did they come up with patches to fix the OS,
> or is it just Office's own workaround (for Office itself to run OK)?
> (We also bumped into that problem, and came up with our own workaround
> in Mozilla...)
> Erik

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