28 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2014 10:09 PM by gener7 RSS

    UI language for PS CC ...

    AttilaHan Community Member

      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?

        • 1. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
          PECourtejoie ACP

          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.

          • 2. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
            AttilaHan Community Member

            Thank you ...

             

            I need to download and install again for English ((

             

            Can we have any option for switching between languages temporarily?

            • 3. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
              PECourtejoie ACP

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

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                AttilaHan Community Member

                I made the "language for apps" of the installer English ... Do I need to redownload and reinstall the PS CC now? What do you mean with "quick install of the English text"? Thanks a lot ...

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                  AttilaHan Community Member

                  I think I could not find the quick install ))

                  I'm redownloading now and it has reached 6% ... Do I need to redownload complete PS CC again in English?

                  • 6. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                    PECourtejoie ACP

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

                    • 7. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                      AttilaHan Community Member

                      I did not uninstall the previously installed PS CC ...  after redownloading process reached to 11% for the new language, I cancelled it for now. I will try it again tomorrow. But, it seems to me that it will not be so quick )) Thanks a lot PE.

                      • 9. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                        Marcus Koch Community Member

                        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?

                        • 10. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                          Marcus Koch Community Member

                          How can I unsinstall a language?

                          • 11. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                            AttilaHan Community Member

                            Hi Pete ... according to the page you posted, we can not use multiple UI language. It says that we should first uninstall currently installed apps.

                             

                            But, at the top of the main forum page there is a link titled "Updating to Photoshop CC (Frequently Asked Questions)" ... and at the "Additional Questions" section of this page, there is a link "How do I install multiple language versions of an app?" The video on this page says that we can use multiple UI language as mentioned by PECoutejoie (by quickly installing the second language pack on the firstly installed application).

                             

                            It seems that this feature does not work with CC?

                            • 12. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                              Marcus Koch Community Member

                              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?

                              • 13. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                PECourtejoie ACP

                                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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                                  Marcus Koch Community Member

                                  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.

                                  • 15. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                    dejevi Community Member

                                    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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                                      Marcus Koch Community Member

                                      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.

                                      • 17. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                        Folobo Community Member

                                        @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!

                                        • 18. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                          Folobo Community Member

                                          @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!

                                          • 19. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                            Ronald Keller Community Member

                                            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...

                                            • 20. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                              Marcus Koch Community Member

                                              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.

                                              • 21. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                                Folobo Community Member

                                                @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!

                                                • 22. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                                  Ronald Keller Community Member

                                                  Folobo wrote:

                                                   

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

                                                   

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                                                  • 23. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                                    metagrapher_ Community Member

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

                                                    • 24. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                                      gener7 MVP

                                                      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.

                                                      • 25. Re: UI language for PS CC ...
                                                        metagrapher_ Community Member

                                                        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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                                                          gener7 MVP

                                                          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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                                                            metagrapher_ Community Member

                                                            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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                                                              gener7 MVP

                                                              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.