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Reader 9: install MUI version with a subset of languages

Issue

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.

Solutions

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):

[Product] 
msi=AcroRead.msi 
Languages=1033;1036;1034 
1033=English (United States) 
1036=French (France) 
1034=Spanish (Traditional Sort)
CmdLine=TRANSFORMS="AcroRead.mst"
PATCH=AdbeRdrUpd940_mui_cum.msp

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.

Additional information

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

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