23 April 2011

Quick language post

Okay, no time for any other stuff, just wanted to make a note of how to change the language settings on the CS5 Master Suite. I have a licence from the school I teach at, but obviously it's all in French, which is great for teaching the students, but not as comfortable for me to work in, so here's how to change language for the various programs:

  • Acrobat 9 - the easiest of the lot since the program's preferences allow you to swap between French and English directly.
  • Photoshop CS5 Extended 64-bit - Go into C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Locales\fr_FR\Support Files\ and rename tw10428.dat to tw10428.dat.bak. That gives you the US English version so you just have to put up with "colour" being spelled wrong.
  • Bridge and Camera Raw have to be changed separately, but you just have to go into Bridge's advanced preferences and choose your language and keyboard layout there and Camera Raw follows.
  • After Effects CS5 64-bit -  Create an empty text file here: C:\Users\[user]\Documents\ae_force_english.txt
  • InDesign CS5 - a little more complex. You need to use the Registry Editor to edit the following node: HKLM/SOFTWARE/Wow6432node/Adobe/InDesign/7.0/User Interface Locale Setting. Mine was set to 4, which is French and I wanted UK English, so changed it to 2.
  • Illustrator CS5 - Unfortunately there seems to be no way of changing the language here.