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edit your /etc/sysconfig/i18n file to reflect: LANG="en_US" and SUPPORTED="en_US" then "logoff-login" and run the Adobe install script if you ran it prior you may have to modify the acroread script to reflect: LC_CTYPE=en_US. note it is aprox. 80% into the script.
So which language do you use ?For me,I read Chinese and should install the chinese fonts for Acrobat Reader,you can browse it from Adobe Reader's site. Also you can choose Xpdf which has a good UTF-8 support.
Just a comment. This is a nasty problem plaguing new Linux distros, esp. RH 8 and 9 AFAIK. The way I solve it is to edit the acroread script (usually /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread). At the beginning of the script, simply put:
This would solve the problem once and for all. Probably en_<SOMETHING_ELSE> would work, or in the worst case, use LANG=C as formerly advised.
I wonder if this should have been reported to folks at adobe. It seems that they're not interested at supporting Linux well. Their reader is still at version 5.0.8, while the Windows version is 6.0 already.
hey folks! I'm also having the UTF.8 problem with Acrobat Reader.
I already tried LANG=en_US ; export LANG before running Acrobat Reader, but I got the same error...
I think I chose UTF.8 support during installation, If so, I'd like to know how I can remove it.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Here is the info I know youĺl need:
[fred@CoordTelematica fred]$ cat /etc/issue
Mandrake Linux release 9.1 (Bamboo) for i586
Kernel 2.4.21-0.13mdk on an i686 / \l
[fred@CoordTelematica fred]$ /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread
Warning: charset "UTF-8" not supported, using "ISO8859-1".
Aborted (core dumped)
If you want to solve the problem once and for all, try to edit your acroread startup script. The command "acroread" that you type is actually a shell script. It's typically located in /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread. On my computer, the first 4 nonempty lines are: