Every time I find some great PS actions for download on the web, I end up with a great deal of frustration: The actions are mostly English and therefore don't work for my German copy of PS.
There should be a way of making actions work in all languages. Maybe a plugin to select the current language? It would be enough to just be able to control the output of common actions, e.g. Background copy Layers, New Layers and Adjustment Layers.
Rewriting actions in different languages is no fun
Most actions do work across all languages.
The exceptions are actions that address layers or channels by name, or provide instructions in the action, etc.
thanks for the reply.
those exceptions are exactly the ones I'm talking about. I do a lot of photo manipulation with actions that refer to the type of layers I named above.
It is good Action-recording-policy to rename Layers and Channels immediately after creation as part of the Action to avoid just those problems.
A possible workaround for sloppily recorded Actions is recording a renaming to the name/s the original creators used and inserting that into the Action at the appropriate position immediately after the creation of the Layers or Channels.