Translations missing in Adobe Reader

Bug #359981 reported by Johannes Rohr on 2009-04-12
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations

Bug Description

Binary package hint: acroread

unlike acroread 8.x packaged by medibuntu, the acroread 9.x package in the partners repository does not provide the localisation files and is English only.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: acroread 9.1.0-7jaunty1 [modified: opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/GlobalPrefs/.config]
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: acroread
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Johannes Rohr (jorohr) wrote :
mavosaure (mavosaure) wrote :

Same problem with the 9.2 release on Karmic, as reported in the Bug #489306 (duplicate from this one)

With the last 9.4 version of acroread, that the same : always in english if we install from depots.We can't chosse "Edit > Preferences > International > Application Language > Choose at application startup in another language....

mavosaure (mavosaure) wrote :

I don't understand why, but acroread is now available in English and in German. So it's possible to localize it, didn't it?

Today, on the Adobe web site, it's available :
for 8.1.7
both Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian and Japanese

8.1.7 and 9.4 :
English (UK & US), French, German, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

So why isn't it possible to get it in these languages?

Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Marking it as won't fix, as we don't have control over what translations Adobe ships.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Won't Fix
summary: - localisation missing
+ Translations missing in Adobe Reader

Hi, a new acroread release (0.9.4) is available for update, could you give it a try and tell us if the problem persists?
If you still have this bug please set back the status to "new"

Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Johannes Rohr (jorohr) wrote :

I think Adobe has dropped the translations a while back , so there is not much one can do about this. Generally, they seem to be abandoning Linux. Adobe Air for Linux was discontinued, Flash for Linux no longer being developed, Adobe Reader X was never released for Linux, no 64bit version of the reader... I

mavosaure (mavosaure) wrote :

Adobe Reader is now available for Precise in the Partner repository in German, French and Nippon through dedicated packages:

But there are only theses languages which are available.

mavosaure (mavosaure) wrote :

Some bad news :
these 3 packages (adobereader-[deu/fra/jpn] or acroread-[deu/fra/jpn]) became "transitional packages"... In other words, they have been emptied.

Using the main binary from the partner repos, you can access, in prefernces, to a language selection dialog... but the selection list is empty (except English)

Some translations are always online on the official site, even with the disinterest of Adobe for Linux :
Chinese (simplified/traditional), Danish, Dutch, English (US/UK), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.

Bob Bib (bobbib) on 2013-03-25
Changed in acroread (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2016-05-12
no longer affects: acroread (Ubuntu)
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