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Old 06-06-2003, 11:20 AM   #16
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Hey mhearn!

Yes, I have ggv ver. 1.99.97 also. It renders .pdf's and ps's very nicely. I like Acrobat for some of the tools that it provides and have been happy with it for years.

As a matter of fact, I also use Ghostscript and GhostView (GSView) in Windows especially for post script stuff as Acrobat will not render post script.

But I have watched the entire Ghostscrip/view project for a while and try to keep current versions handy also.

Thanks for the tip on that. I should see what the latest version are and update that too!

But mostly, I'm happy that you guys helped me with the other problem which is completely solved with the acroread file edit.

Thanks
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:30 AM   #17
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Bobmeister, could you please share the script you use for the acrobat shortcut? I think I have the same problem.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:29 AM   #18
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I believe he simply added a line like"export LANG=C" to the beginning of the existing acrobat script.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 07:13 AM   #19
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Hello!

This was advice that was given to me from someone on this forum and it worked fine. Red Hat uses UTF-8 in the local evnvironment and Acrobat Reader doesn't like that. So you can either change your environmental variable globally, but then lose the advantages of UTF-8, or have Acrobat just change it when called up temperarely.

Open the acroread file (found in /Acrobat5/bin) in a suitable text editor (I use vi) and right under the first entries without the #..where it tell the version number and install directory, add:

LANG=C
export LANG

And you are all set! If you installed anywhere other than /home, you will have to su to root for writing priviledges on that file. Also, make a link in your path so that you can call it up with a command or make a shortcut icon on your desktop.

Second, put COPY the approprieat plug-in file to your Mozilla plugins directory.

I have found the operation flawless and quick.

Hope this works for you!
 
Old 07-16-2003, 07:20 PM   #20
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Thanks guys. I've got it.
 
  


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