US-spec MBP/MB/PB/iBook in Japan

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by YS2003, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68020

    YS2003

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    I know there were a few threads about using US-spec Macs in Japan. But, I would like to ask about the software side of the issue, because US-spec Macs would be compatible in Japan in terms of power usage and what not.
    On my Macs, I have the following software I frequently use:
    Adobe CS2, Macromedia MX2004, Corel Paint IX, Alias SketchbookPro, Aperture, MS Office 2004, iWoks 06, and several others such as Toast, Little Snitch, and etc.
    I think I may get into problem with Adobe's activation in Japan should I need to reinstall CS2 and MX2004 (so I hope my Macs will stay in good shape without hardware crash).
    I kept Japanese as extra language when I did the clean install of OS to get rid of the junks I don't need.
    So, now to the question.
    Is there going to be issues purchasing and installing software I would purchase in Japan?
    Is there going to be problem with Apple's software updater in Japan?
    Is there anything I should watch out for?

    And, a few questions on one particular software, CS2:
    I have CS2 I bought in the states. Is there going to be some issues with activation if I need to reinstall CS2 in Japan when my Mac crashes?
    Also, if I make CS2 files (say, PS file, Illustrator file, or InDesign file), can those files be read by Japanese-spec CS2? I think Adobe only sells their CS2 and other software in Japanese version only in Japan.
     
  2. jsw
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    Mod note: threads were very similar and so were merged.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    If using OSx you shouldnt have any problem with any of the software. Just make sure you can read the Japanese. I have Japanese and American software on my PB Pismo using OSX Runs fine
     
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    That's good to know. I have kept Japanese language along with English and French with my Macs when I ran the clean re-install of OS on my Macs.
    So, in general, does Japanese software include English (like showing all manus in English)? OS X can switch around the language setting; but, I am not sure if Japanese software in general is bilingual in English and Japanese.
    Do you find the stability of Japanese software on US-spec Mac is as good as on Japan-spec Mac?
     

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