Special characters are displayed incorrectly using Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are experiencing a problem where special characters are being rendered as question marks.


    After some research we discovered this is a known issue in 2010 SSRS when HumanReadablePDF is set to True. We are setting this to disable the compression that SSRS 2008 now does because we do not want the compression. This is a known and documented problem by Microsoft as HOWEVER it is specifically directed at a real SQL Server install, not the “spin off --- Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package” which is what we have.


    Does anyone have any information on how to apply the hotfix to “Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package”?


    Or perhaps if there’s another way to disable the compression in SSRS 2008?



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    Environment information:

      Windows server with

      IIS – IntegratedPipeline mode with 3 web garden

      Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package

      ASP.NET 4.0 website using .rdlc reporting rendered to PDF using 10.0 ReportViewer control

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:53 PM