Japanese IME rendering upside down in RTL session

Fixed Issue #15889012


Takafumi O.
Feb 10, 2018
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

Problem Description

In RTL session (Arabic / Hebrew) if Japanese IME conversion popup appears, the conversion candidates are rendered upside down. Please see the screenshot files in the attached zip file.

The issue occurs in Edge and IE11 regardless of the OS language preferences.


  1. Open ime.html in the imetest.zip using IE11 or Edge browser
  2. Focus the text field and enable Japanese IME
  3. Type a Japanese character and type space key two times to perform conversion
  4. Candidates popup appears. Observe the candidates are rendered upside down.

To type the Japanese text used in the screenshot, change the Japanese IME mode to ”Hiragana" mode, and type “shiken” (with no quotations), then type space key twice. Make sure to check the property of Microsoft Japanese IME and the input mode is “Romaji”

Attachment Contents

ime.html : Testcase file
ime-IE11.png : IE11 screenshot of the testcase (NG case)
ime-Edge.png :Edge screenshot of the testcase (NG case)
ime-Chome (OK case) .png : Chrome screenshot of the testcase (OK case)
ie11-version.png: IE11 version info screenshot
edge-version.png: Edge version info screenshot

Tested Version Info

See the screenshots attached


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Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    Changed Status to “Fixed”

  • Hello,

    Thank you for providing your feedback on IE11. We are not accepting feedback on Internet Explorer through this portal any longer (unless security related).

    We are pleased to report this is fixed in Microsoft Edge 16299 and available in our current public stable build.

    Best Wishes,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Thank you so much for taking care of the issue. I verified the fix using Microsoft Edge 41.16299.402.0.

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