Adobe Reader 8 ports

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Sat Jan 5 16:20:50 PST 2008

Hiroki Sato,
thank you for the port.

On 05.01.2008 07:00 (UTC+1), Hiroki Sato wrote:
> Hello all,
>  As you already noticed, ports of Adobe Reader 8.1.1 have been
>  committed.  I tested the functionality as much as I could, but the 15
>  languages are beyond me anyway ;) So, please try them and let me know
>  if it works well on your environment or not.

It works well on my FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT (i386) [AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 
Dual Core Processor 4200+] from today in german language. Only Reader 
version 8 is installed. Until now I found no errors or misbehaviour.

Rainer Hurling

>  ${PREFIX}/bin/acroread invokes 8.x if both 7.x and 8.x are installed.
>  The logic of "acroread" is as follows:
>  if ($ADOBE_VER == 7)
>     invoke 7.x
>  elif ($ADOBE_VER == 8)
>     invoke 8.x
>  elif (exists 8.x)
>     invoke 8.x
>  elif (exists 7.x)
>     invoke 7.x
>  fi
>  You can also use "acroread7" or "acroread8" if you want to run the
>  specific version.
>  If a localized version is installed and $ADOBE_LANG is set, the
>  localized version is invoked.  The logic is the following:
>  if (not defined $ADOBE_LANG)
>     if (defined $LANG)
>         set $ADOBE_LANG based on $LANG
>     else
>         ADOBE_LANG:=ENU (english version)
>     fi
>  fi
>  if (exists Adobe Reader in $ADOBE_LANG)
>      invoke Adobe Reader in $ADOBE_LANG
>  else
>      invoke Adobe Reader in ENU (english version)
>  fi
>  Known problems:
>   - Adobe Reader 8 needs to render HTML documents.
>     The current ports use it from www/linux-nvu which is the one that
>     works well in my investigation.  The FreeBSD native libraries from
>     xulrunner or firefox do not work AFAICT.  Please let me know if
>     you have another solution---such as another more stripped-down
>     distribution including or so.
>   - XIM does not work at least in japanese/acroread8 even if
>     GTK_IM_MODULE=xim is defined.  Since several Linux users around me
>     pointed out this, this seems not FreeBSD-specific.  I have heard
>     that SCIM works, but I do not check it yet.
>   - Gothic font family is not supported in japanese/acroread8.  I am
>     not sure why, but Adobe does not provide it.
> --
> | Hiroki SATO

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