If you are using Reader 9 MUI (multi-language user interface), you sometimes want to install only a subset of languages rather than all the available languages.
You can install the MUI version with a subset of languages using two different methods:
1. Edit the setup.ini file.
Edit the setup.ini in the same folder as the setup.exe file. You can specify what languages you want to install as seen below (English, French, and Spanish, for example):
1033=English (United States)
1034=Spanish (Traditional Sort)
Start the installation using the setup.exe file and it uses the options specified in the setup.ini file.
2. Use the command line installer.
Use a command similar to the following:
msiexec /i AcroRead.msi TRANSFORMS=AR94.mst LANG_LIST=DEU
where AR94.mst can be a custom MST transformation with customer-specific Reader configurations. This command line installs the German (DEU) and English languages. The English language is always installed even if it is not explicitly listed in the LANG_LIST.
This type of installation is important for large organizations who want to reduce the Reader installation footprint because of harddisk capacity. You can find more information about deploying Reader in an enterprise environment in the following document: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/837/cpsid_83709/attachments/Acrobat_Enterprise_Administration.pdf
Adobe Reader MUI is Adobe’s Multilingual User Interface version, with which you can install any combination of supported languages. For example, you can install French, German, and Spanish simultaneously and then switch among those languages within Adobe Reader. The user interface changes to the appropriate language automatically.
If you have problems controlling the startup language of Adobe Reader MUI, then try the following to gain more fine-grained control over the startup language:
- Under the Reader preferences, there is a setting for the startup language under the section entitled “International.” You can set this setting to the language of choice. Or, you can set it to “like operating system,” which starts Adobe Reader MUI using the same locale as the host operating system.
- Set the registry key UseMUI as outlined in the screenshot so that the operating system language is used as the Adobe Reader MUI startup language:
If you are still having problems with the startup language, try manually configuring the appropriate keys in the registry. Use either the Customization wizard (for enterprise deployments), or change them directly in the Windows registry for single installations.
- Delete (or make sure that the following keys are not present) NOTE: for a fresh non-customized install these keys are sometimes not present:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Language\UseMUI\UseMUI
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Language\next
- Then add the following registry key:
- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\Language\next]
Note: For Reader, the value is “RdLang32.DEU”.