Information.svgThis page documents a technical problem across English Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

If you are using Microsoft Windows XP SP1, there is a serious technical problem with the Unicode representation of Hebrew vowel signs (niqqud), affecting users editing Wikimedia projects when running this operating system version.

Upgrading to Windows XP SP2 or newer fixes this serious bug.

If you are running Windows XP SP1, to edit articles with niqqud, please upgrade to Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP3, or a newer operating system (such as Microsoft Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux), as no solution has been found.

Checking version

To check the version of your operating system, right-click on "My Computer," select "Properties," and read off which Operating System and Service Pack it is running.