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Jun 18, 2013 1:50 PM

I've installed PS CC from my local Creative Cloud, so the language of UI is not English. Can I change the language of UI?

 
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 18, 2013 1:55 PM   in reply to AttilaHan

    Hello, it is supposed to follow the language of your operating system. You need to go change the preferences of the installer to switch to English.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to AttilaHan

    You will be able to switch languages after the quick install of te English text.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:33 PM   in reply to AttilaHan

    If you did not uninstall Photoshop CC, the installer should only install the language pack, and it is supposed to be a quick process.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 5:34 PM   in reply to AttilaHan
     
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:58 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    PECourtejoie wrote:

     

    If you did not uninstall Photoshop CC, the installer should only install the language pack, and it is supposed to be a quick process.

    Same for me, after switching the installer settings (that were on English before the manager update!) the installer is downloaded the complete software. I have already more than 50GB of download volume. Does Adobe re-imburse me for that extra usage? I wasted a whole day of my creative live with that crappy cloud.

     

    Yes, it would make sense to install only the language packs, but what makes sense nowadays with Adobe?

     
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:58 AM   in reply to Marcus Koch

    How can I unsinstall a language?

     
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    Jun 19, 2013 9:19 AM   in reply to AttilaHan

    You can install another language as described in the video, but the installer downloads a and installs a full version and not just a language pack. Photoshop is the only app from the core apps where you can change the UI language in the settings. It doesn't work in the other apps e.g. Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere. According to the tech-specs of Adobe it should work with all apps. I wasn't able to get the other apps to work.  My support contact already sent the issue to the developers.

     

    Does anybody knwo how to uninstall a language?

     
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    Jun 19, 2013 11:14 AM   in reply to Marcus Koch

    Marcus, I think that the kb says that you can install an additional language, but if you want to replace a language by another, it's an uninstall, reinstall process.

     
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    Jun 19, 2013 1:25 PM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    PECourtejoie schrieb:

     

    Marcus, I think that the kb says that you can install an additional language, but if you want to replace a language by another, it's an uninstall, reinstall process.

    I don't need to replace the language.I'm fine having the option to switch between the installed languages. I faced / am facing 5 problems:

     

    1) The new installer didn't respect the setting of the old installer. This is why I had the problems to begin with. I can't change this anymore, but it is important that other users are aware of this bug.

     

     

    2) I did install a second language as stated in various posts and the video that was mentioned by Adobe support. The secod bug is that the new installer does not only downloads and installs the language pack, but rather the whole software (20 extra GB for nothing)

     

    3.) Despite the installed two languages (2 times the whole software) almost all of the software starts with the first (wrongly) installed language. The video states that you need to change the OS language to use another UI language. This is stupid and contradicts the technical specs of Adobe for the cloud which state that the language can be chosen for each application.

     

     

    4.) Only Photoshop offers a UI language setting, but all apps should support it. Some of the Air Apps like Muse and also Lightroom offer various languages, independent of additional installed CC apps via the installer with changes default language setting. So it is completely unneccasary to download and install one of those apps again. Waste of resources and time. The installer is not aware of it.

     

    5.) Nobody at support so far was able to tell me how to uninstall a language.

     

     

    All seems to be very buggy and support has no clue. The employee I spoke to first didn't even have CC apps on his computer.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 12:35 AM   in reply to Marcus Koch

    Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Locales\(you language name)\Support Files and delete or rename file tw10428.dat (example tw10428.dat.bak)

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:38 AM   in reply to dejevi

    dejevi schrieb:

     

    Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Locales\(you language name)\Support Files and delete or rename file tw10428.dat (example tw10428.dat.bak)

    Thanks for that info! Despite that there should be an UI to remove a language, it is at least a workaround. Just 4 more problems to solve.

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 3:26 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    @Marcus Koch @PECourtejoie

     

    Hi Pierre, how to install only an additional language pack without reinstall the Photoshop?

    Yes, i use Photoshop CC in English (my OS Mac is English) but i need also French language.

     

     

    NB1: I do not want to reinstall the software but only add a French language pack!

    NB2: I also want to understand how to find only the French language pack!

     

     

    Many thanks!

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 3:33 AM   in reply to Folobo

    @Marcus Koch

    2) I did install a second language as stated in various posts and the video that was mentioned by Adobe support. The secod bug is that the new installer does not only downloads and installs the language pack, but rather the whole software (20 extra GB for nothing)

     

    Hi Marcus, sure - this is a bug!

    Anyway can you confirm that the only way to obtain an addition language is reinstalll the software?

    And: the old language remain and after i can switch with the ui between languages​​?

     

    Many thanks!

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 11:16 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    It's surely a bug. I had the English version installed and then decided to "add" the Dutch version. The installer went through the whole process instead of just downloading the language pack.

    I was a bit worried because my c-drive is more or less getting filled up. But after the setup Photoshop apparently throws all superfluous data away as I saw that my drive had approximately the same amount of free space again...

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 1:17 PM   in reply to Ronald Keller

    Yes, as Ronald stated, too, the installer downloads the whole package. The following installation only adds the language, so the hard drive usage is only little.

     

    The bigger problem is that only Photoshop has a UI switch in its options dialog. Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc. don't have this switch. So despite having downloaded (the full package) and installed a second language version of the software it is still running in the first language and you can't switch it. At the moment the only option is to uninstall the respective programs, re-download, and re-install them again in another language.

     
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    Aug 31, 2013 5:31 AM   in reply to Marcus Koch

    @Roland

    Many thanks! Please, now you can switch to choose English or Dutch languages for the preferences Ui?

     

    @Marcus

    Sure, it's a great problem that Illustrator and InDesign do not have the preferences Ui!

     

    So despite having downloaded (the full package) and installed a second language version of the software it is still running in the first language and you can't switch it.

    Sure it's a bug of the installer! Big problem to solve!

    Many thanks!

     
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    Aug 31, 2013 5:41 AM   in reply to Folobo

    Folobo wrote:

     

    Many thanks! Please, now you can switch to choose English or Dutch languages for the preferences Ui?

     

    31-08-2013 11-48-53.jpg

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 2:52 PM   in reply to Folobo

    Still not solved 6 months later? This is kind of important, no?

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 3:41 PM   in reply to metagrapher_

    For Illustrator and Indesign, the Interface language is not the only factor,but the regional typography and layout standards.

     

    For those apps, uninstall and reinstall is the only way to change the language, or you could setup a separate user account and install AI and ID in your chosen second language.

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 9:22 PM   in reply to gener7

    Firstly, we're talking about the interface language, not the language for which I'm designing. These should be independent, no matter what. And I should be able to choose the language in which I'm designing on the fly.

     

    I do understand what you're saying about typographical standards, but it's rediculous to consider that this couldn't be in a localization file.  What I don't understand is how Photoshop doesn't need to use localized typographical standards while Illustrator does. For InDesign, that makes slightly more sense

     

    Further, I know for fact that the standards are the same between English and Spanish, so there is literally no reason that I should have to completely uninstall and reinstall in order to change the interface from Spanish to English, even if what you claim is in fact the hurdle, except for poor design, which is unusual for Adobe.

     

    Finally, I'm certiain that I'm not the only designer that needs to operate in more than one language. In fact, I know that there are some workarounds in order to be able to have the interface language be English while designing in Japanese, two languages with obviously differing typographical conventions. (Should be unsurprising that people need to use both English and Japanese in a designed document.) Unfortunately, that interface workaround involves changing the OS language, which is an unacceptable workaround.

     

    This is a big deal and it needs to be fixed.  I spent 6 hours today fighting this. Adobe isn't supposed to be costing me time, it's supposed to be making my design life easier.

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 9:48 PM   in reply to metagrapher_

    Perhaps this may help:  Change the Interface language without uninstall/reinstall.

     

    http://indesignsecrets.com/change-ui-language-indesign-cs6-cc.php

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 9:56 PM   in reply to gener7

    Thank you for linking that.  I've actually got this one solved by uninstalling and reinstalling.

     

    Peter in the comments to that article really nails the issue. There just isn't any reason for TextEdit to be ahead of InDesign for language support.  This very simply is something that Adobe needs to address and fix. There's no excuse.

     

    Thanks again.

     
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    Feb 23, 2014 10:09 PM   in reply to metagrapher_

    Well, until Adobe gets this squared away, at least this article should ease the pain somewhat and the InDesign Secrets community looks like a great crowd to hang with.

     
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