From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Dec 05 2010 - 12:35:07 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
>> [You may also find that some Windows XP users need to update the
>> version of Uniscribe (USP10.DLL) in the \Windows\System 32\
> Microsoft doesn't provide a straightforward "Update Uniscribe" page,
Indeed: updating usp10.dll in this manner is neither supported nor permitted by the EULA.
> or automatically push out a newer copy as part of regular updates
Updates to usp10.dll are sometimes pushed out. Generally that will only be for serious regressions or stability issues, not to add new functionality. And note that Windows XP is no longer serviced.
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> I don't know why Microsoft restricts so much the updates to Uniscribe,
> but I suspect that this is a commercial strategy...
Updates to any Windows component in a given version of Windows will rarely add new functionality. This is the case for reasons of compatibility and stability: for too many users, any change in functionality entails unwanted costs either in the form of re-training or in the form of incompatibility risks.
Of course, when there is significant investment in new features in any product from any company, that will generally go into new product versions.
> However, sometimes, Uniscribe gets updated with a new major version
> of Internet Explorer
Uniscribe has not shipped with Internet Explorer for years--I think the last IE version that included Uniscribe may have been version 4.x.
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