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From: Steve Green
Date: Wed, Jun 09 2021 6:16PM
Subject: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so, how did you do it?

We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix, and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the paragraph styles in InDesign.

This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format. However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.

I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd
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From: L Snider
Date: Wed, Jun 09 2021 6:28PM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a text
file
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadable-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035

Cheers

Lisa

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so, how did
> you do it?
>
> We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix, and
> while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like to teach our
> clients to set the appropriate languages in the paragraph styles in
> InDesign.
>
> This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one of
> them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain a
> dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format. However, I
> cannot find any such dictionaries.
>
> I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic file
> formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that refer to these
> file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I suspect the
> dictionary technology has changed since then.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Steve Green
> Managing Director
> Test Partners Ltd
> 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> Skype: testpartners
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> www.testpartners.co.uk
>
> Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
>
> > > > >

From: Steve Green
Date: Wed, Jun 09 2021 8:14PM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages. However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.

Steve


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Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a text file
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadable-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035

Cheers

Lisa

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so, how
> did you do it?
>
> We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix, and
> while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like to
> teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the paragraph
> styles in InDesign.
>
> This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain a
> dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format. However, I
> cannot find any such dictionaries.
>
> I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic file
> formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that refer to
> these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I suspect
> the dictionary technology has changed since then.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Steve Green
> Managing Director
> Test Partners Ltd
> 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> Skype: testpartners
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> www.testpartners.co.uk
>
> Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
>
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

From: Zainab AlMeraj, PhD.
Date: Wed, Jun 09 2021 11:38PM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default
languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope
this gives you a temp fix.

Zainab


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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to "Add
> and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This describes
> how you are supposed to be able to add new languages. However, this page
> says to place the files in locations that don't exist on my machine, and
> all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of L
> Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadable-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so, how
> > did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix, and
> > while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like to
> > teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the paragraph
> > styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain a
> > dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format. However, I
> > cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic file
> > formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that refer to
> > these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I suspect
> > the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd
> > 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> > 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> > 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> > 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> > Skype: testpartners
> > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > www.testpartners.co.uk
> >
> > Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
> >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > >

From: Steve Green
Date: Thu, Jun 10 2021 12:10AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Thanks Zainab, but that sets the display language of the application, not the language of the document. And in any case the list of languages doesn't include Welsh.

Steve


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Sent: 10 June 2021 06:39
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope this gives you a temp fix.

Zainab


Zainab AlMeraj, Ph.D. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-almeraj-a246a08/>
, CPUX-F <https://uxqb.org/en/certification/foundation-level-cpux-f/>, CPACC <https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>,

*Assistant Professor *| Information Science Department
<http://www.isc.ku.edu.kw/>;* |* Kuwait University <http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/ku/index.htm>;

GDG Kuwait (Google Developer Group <https://www.instagram.com/gdgwtmkuwait/>
) | Rawasi NGO <https://www.instagram.com/rawasiq8/> | Tech Connect <https://www.instagram.com/techconnectkw>

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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to
> "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This
> describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages.
> However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't
> exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of
> L Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadab
> le-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green
> < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so,
> > how did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix,
> > and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like
> > to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the
> > paragraph styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain
> > a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format.
> > However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic
> > file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that
> > refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I
> > suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd
> > 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> > 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> > 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> > 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> > Skype: testpartners
> > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > www.testpartners.co.uk
> >
> > Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
> >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

From: Zainab AlMeraj, PhD.
Date: Thu, Jun 10 2021 12:32AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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You're welcome. Hope you find a solution soon.


Zainab AlMeraj, Ph.D. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-almeraj-a246a08/>
, CPUX-F <https://uxqb.org/en/certification/foundation-level-cpux-f/>, CPACC
<https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>,

*Assistant Professor *| Information Science Department
<http://www.isc.ku.edu.kw/>;* |* Kuwait University
<http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/ku/index.htm>;

GDG Kuwait (Google Developer Group <https://www.instagram.com/gdgwtmkuwait/>
) | Rawasi NGO <https://www.instagram.com/rawasiq8/> | Tech Connect
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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:10 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Zainab, but that sets the display language of the application, not
> the language of the document. And in any case the list of languages doesn't
> include Welsh.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of
> Zainab AlMeraj, PhD.
> Sent: 10 June 2021 06:39
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default
> languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope
> this gives you a temp fix.
>
> Zainab
>
>
> Zainab AlMeraj, Ph.D. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-almeraj-a246a08/
> >
> , CPUX-F <https://uxqb.org/en/certification/foundation-level-cpux-f/>,
> CPACC <https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>,
>
> *Assistant Professor *| Information Science Department
> <http://www.isc.ku.edu.kw/>;* |* Kuwait University <
> http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/ku/index.htm>;
>
> GDG Kuwait (Google Developer Group <
> https://www.instagram.com/gdgwtmkuwait/>
> ) | Rawasi NGO <https://www.instagram.com/rawasiq8/> | Tech Connect <
> https://www.instagram.com/techconnectkw>
>
> Connect for a chat...
> <
> https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/ = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = /bookings/
> >
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green <
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> > dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to
> > "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This
> > describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages.
> > However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't
> > exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of
> > L Snider
> > Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
> >
> > I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> > text file
> >
> > https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadab
> > le-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Lisa
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green
> > < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so,
> > > how did you do it?
> > >
> > > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix,
> > > and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like
> > > to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the
> > > paragraph styles in InDesign.
> > >
> > > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain
> > > a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format.
> > > However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.
> > >
> > > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic
> > > file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that
> > > refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I
> > > suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> > >
> > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Steve Green
> > > Managing Director
> > > Test Partners Ltd
> > > 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> > > 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> > > 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> > > 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> > > Skype: testpartners
> > > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > > www.testpartners.co.uk
> > >
> > > Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
> > >
> > > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > >

From: Ann L. Wiley Consultants Inc.
Date: Thu, Jun 10 2021 6:43AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Steve,

I think you need help from someone at Adobe. I could provide a suggestion if you send me a message.

Ann L. Wiley Ph.D.
Ann L. Wiley Consultants Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of Steve Green
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:10 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

Thanks Zainab, but that sets the display language of the application, not the language of the document. And in any case the list of languages doesn't include Welsh.

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of Zainab AlMeraj, PhD.
Sent: 10 June 2021 06:39
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope this gives you a temp fix.

Zainab


Zainab AlMeraj, Ph.D. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-almeraj-a246a08/>
, CPUX-F <https://uxqb.org/en/certification/foundation-level-cpux-f/>, CPACC <https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>,

*Assistant Professor *| Information Science Department
<http://www.isc.ku.edu.kw/>;* |* Kuwait University <http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/ku/index.htm>;

GDG Kuwait (Google Developer Group <https://www.instagram.com/gdgwtmkuwait/>
) | Rawasi NGO <https://www.instagram.com/rawasiq8/> | Tech Connect <https://www.instagram.com/techconnectkw>

Connect for a chat...
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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to
> "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This
> describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages.
> However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't
> exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of
> L Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadab
> le-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green
> < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so,
> > how did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix,
> > and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like
> > to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the
> > paragraph styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain
> > a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format.
> > However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic
> > file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that
> > refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I
> > suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd
> > 020 3002 4176 (direct)
> > 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> > 07957 246 276 (mobile)
> > 020 7692 5517 (fax)
> > Skype: testpartners
> > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> > www.testpartners.co.uk
> >
> > Connect to me on LinkedIn - http://uk.linkedin.com/in/stevegreen2
> >
> > > > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > >
> > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > archives at http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> >

From: chagnon@pubcom.com
Date: Thu, Jun 10 2021 7:08AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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If you have specific questions about any Adobe product, visit Adobe's online forums. https://community.adobe.com/

I'm an Adobe Community Professional there (an invited expert and Forum moderator). Best to first search the forums for your topic; there's a good chance we've already answered your question. If nothing meets your needs, then post a question in the appropriate forum: Acrobat, InDesign, etc.

RE: your dictionary/language situation. You're right, Welsh is not included in InDesign's standard set of language dictionaries that are installed with the program.

There are 2-steps to designating a language in InDesign:

1. Select (or install and then select) the appropriate language dictionary in Preferences / Language.
2. Select the appropriate language in your style definitions.

This lets you set the language globally for the primary language, and designate another language for specific paragraphs of text or individual phrases. Examples: A primarily English language brochure with a Spanish translation. Also a foreign phrase within a sentence, such as "bon voyage" specified in French.

In your case, I'd ask the Forum if the Welsh dictionary is available for InDesign. Copy/Paste what you originally wrote in your post here at WebAIM. I don't have an answer where to get a Welsh dictionary, but another moderator/ACP probably does and can direct you. Someone there definitely knows more about InDesign dictionaries than I do!

I'm amazed by the wealth of information the moderators/ACPs have in Adobe's forums. It's not perfect, but it's the first place I'd go for technical answers.

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-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:44 AM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List' < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

Steve,

I think you need help from someone at Adobe. I could provide a suggestion if you send me a message.

Ann L. Wiley Ph.D.
Ann L. Wiley Consultants Inc.
= EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of Steve Green
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:10 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

Thanks Zainab, but that sets the display language of the application, not the language of the document. And in any case the list of languages doesn't include Welsh.

Steve


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I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope this gives you a temp fix.

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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
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> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to
> "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This
> describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages.
> However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't
> exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
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> L Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadab
> le-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green
> < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so,
> > how did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix,
> > and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like
> > to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the
> > paragraph styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain
> > a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format.
> > However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic
> > file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that
> > refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I
> > suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd

From: L Snider
Date: Thu, Jun 10 2021 7:30AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Ah I see the difference, that is too bad...I know someone who added to a
dictionary with a different language, but obviously that isn't the best!

Post when you find a solution, as that is weird! I know with CC, things are
more in the CC 'system' than on the computer now (that is just my
observation, it may not be that technically)...

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 11:14 PM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to "Add
> and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This describes
> how you are supposed to be able to add new languages. However, this page
> says to place the files in locations that don't exist on my machine, and
> all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadable-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so, how
> > did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix, and
> > while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like to
> > teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the paragraph
> > styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain a
> > dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format. However, I
> > cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic file
> > formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that refer to
> > these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I suspect
> > the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd
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> > 0800 612 2780 (switchboard)
> > 07957 246 276 (mobile)
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From: Steve Green
Date: Fri, Jun 11 2021 6:39AM
Subject: Re: Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
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Hi Bevi, thanks for the suggestion - I have just posted on the forum.

Steve


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If you have specific questions about any Adobe product, visit Adobe's online forums. https://community.adobe.com/

I'm an Adobe Community Professional there (an invited expert and Forum moderator). Best to first search the forums for your topic; there's a good chance we've already answered your question. If nothing meets your needs, then post a question in the appropriate forum: Acrobat, InDesign, etc.

RE: your dictionary/language situation. You're right, Welsh is not included in InDesign's standard set of language dictionaries that are installed with the program.

There are 2-steps to designating a language in InDesign:

1. Select (or install and then select) the appropriate language dictionary in Preferences / Language.
2. Select the appropriate language in your style definitions.

This lets you set the language globally for the primary language, and designate another language for specific paragraphs of text or individual phrases. Examples: A primarily English language brochure with a Spanish translation. Also a foreign phrase within a sentence, such as "bon voyage" specified in French.

In your case, I'd ask the Forum if the Welsh dictionary is available for InDesign. Copy/Paste what you originally wrote in your post here at WebAIM. I don't have an answer where to get a Welsh dictionary, but another moderator/ACP probably does and can direct you. Someone there definitely knows more about InDesign dictionaries than I do!

I'm amazed by the wealth of information the moderators/ACPs have in Adobe's forums. It's not perfect, but it's the first place I'd go for technical answers.

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Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:44 AM
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Steve,

I think you need help from someone at Adobe. I could provide a suggestion if you send me a message.

Ann L. Wiley Ph.D.
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

Thanks Zainab, but that sets the display language of the application, not the language of the document. And in any case the list of languages doesn't include Welsh.

Steve


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Sent: 10 June 2021 06:39
To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign

I'm not sure about adding multiple languages but you can install default languages from Creative Cloud CC Account go to preferences then Apps. Hope this gives you a temp fix.

Zainab


Zainab AlMeraj, Ph.D. <https://www.linkedin.com/in/zainab-almeraj-a246a08/>
, CPUX-F <https://uxqb.org/en/certification/foundation-level-cpux-f/>, CPACC <https://www.accessibilityassociation.org/cpacccertification>,

*Assistant Professor *| Information Science Department
<http://www.isc.ku.edu.kw/>;* |* Kuwait University <http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/ku/index.htm>;

GDG Kuwait (Google Developer Group <https://www.instagram.com/gdgwtmkuwait/>
) | Rawasi NGO <https://www.instagram.com/rawasiq8/> | Tech Connect <https://www.instagram.com/techconnectkw>

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On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:14 AM Steve Green < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
wrote:

> Thanks Lisa. Unfortunately, that article mostly talks about adding
> dictionaries to existing languages. At the end it provides a link to
> "Add and remove Hunspell dictionaries", which I already found. This
> describes how you are supposed to be able to add new languages.
> However, this page says to place the files in locations that don't
> exist on my machine, and all my experiments have failed.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > On Behalf Of
> L Snider
> Sent: 10 June 2021 01:29
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Adding languages to Adobe InDesign
>
> I saw this a while back, have you tried this? You put the words into a
> text file
>
> https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/dictionary-locating-downloadab
> le-file-macos-2018-cc/m-p/9598035
>
> Cheers
>
> Lisa
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:16 PM Steve Green
> < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED =
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone successfully added a language to Adobe InDesign? If so,
> > how did you do it?
> >
> > We are getting a lot of English / Welsh dual language PDFs to fix,
> > and while we can easily set the languages in Acrobat, I would like
> > to teach our clients to set the appropriate languages in the
> > paragraph styles in InDesign.
> >
> > This is easy to do with the built-in languages, but Welsh is not one
> > of them. I have found an Adobe article that says you have to obtain
> > a dictionary in the required language in a .udc file format.
> > However, I cannot find any such dictionaries.
> >
> > I have found a Welsh dictionary that has files with .aff and .dic
> > file formats, but InDesign does not recognise them. Articles that
> > refer to these file formats are mostly more than ten years old, so I
> > suspect the dictionary technology has changed since then.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Green
> > Managing Director
> > Test Partners Ltd