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Invalid Keyboard Access in Select Element with Hebrew/Arabic/Cyrillic Characters

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If a drop-down list box (a SELECT element) in Internet Explorer contains items that start with Hebrew, Arabic, or Cyrillic characters, you cannot select those items directly by typing the first character in the item name on the keyboard. This problem occurs even if you have installed the matching keyboard language support and you have switched to this language in Internet Explorer. This problem can occur with any language that contains Unicode characters.

Note that this problem does not occur with Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB274695, kbprb, kbui, kbenv

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Article Info
Article ID : 274695
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/29/2007
Published on : 1/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 387