Language is a character level attribute. I'm not clear on what it is that you need to preserve in the PDF, can you elaborate?
Yes, when you covert a document to PDF format, other programs allow you to choose the option to set the language. I know in MS Word you set the language by adding the language to the file properties.
In Acrobat, the language can be set under the advanced tab in file properties. Does that help?
The key is language for accessibility.
No, you'll have to set that manually in Acrobat.
Michael Murphy just finished two AdobeTV videos on the new accessibility features in InDesign CS5.5. He specifically mentioned that you have to set that in Acrobat.
It's the top two entries on this AdobeTV page.
Great stuff. But the Acrobat X action which he mentions in the second video (which would add language) is not yet posted. I just let Michael know.
Thanks, I just wanted to save myself from pulling hair trying to find it. I currently set it manually after creating the PDF but thought Adobe may have streamlined their products. I currently use CS5 and Acrobat X; both outstanding in upgrades from CS4. I am glad I did upgrade.
It would be worth looking at the videos. Upgrading to 5.5 may save you a lot of time and hair pulling. Many improvements for accessibility.