I work in an environment where the Asian Languages are required for the Adobe Reader. We currently have Adobe Reader 6.0 English and the CLK Font Packs installed on the machines.

I am working on upgrading Adobe Reader to 6.0.1. I have created a few packages (English/Japanese/Trad. Chinese/Korean) using the Adobe Tuner 6.0. During testing, we discovered that the new packages will upgrade the current English Reader 6.0 to 6.0.1 which is good but will leave the CLK font packs on the machines.

Is their a known way to remove the CLK font packages during the upgrade/install ? I was thinking of adding the old CLK Font Pack package ID's to the Reader .MSI Upgrade in WPS but cant make out the Font pack Package ID. It seems to be packaged as a MSI but I can to it during the install.

Basically, I would like to do away with the CLK Font packages, and upgrade to the native Adobe Reader packages on the machines depending on user/language preference.

Thanks for any input.
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After some research this is what we have done and tested, it seems to work.

Extract the MSI’s from the Asia Font Packs:

Launch setup.exe, then the installer will extract the MSI to:

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp\_is25x

The MSI are named:

Adobe Reader Chinese Simplified Fonts.msi
Adobe Reader Japanese Fonts.msi

Once you have all the Adobe Reader Fonts packages, you can edit your Reader installation with Package Studio to remove them during the upgrade.

To include the uninstallation of the Asian font packs, use Windows Installer Editor and the ‘Upgrades’ component. Click ‘Add’ and select the Asia font pack MSI’s you want to uninstall during the upgrade (keep all default settings).

For our environment, we did this:

Current machines: Adobe Reader 6.0 (ENU) plus JP,KR,CHT,CHS Font packs installed.

For the upgrade we will upgrade to the native language Adobe Reader 6.0.1 (depending on user requirements) ‘and’ remove all the Asian font packs (since they are not needed anymore), all in one swoop. [:D]

Answered 04/21/2004 by: pjohnson
Orange Belt

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