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10-02-12, 05:59 AM   #1
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How do you handle fonts for foreign languages

I never really thought about it but a korean screenshot of Roth UI got me thinking.

I found:
https://github.com/tekkub/wow-ui-sou...eOverrides.xml

It lists the following fonts for language specific overrides:

KR-KR:
Fonts\2002.TTF

ZH-CN:
Fonts\ARHei.ttf
Fonts\ARKai_T.ttf

RU-RU:
Fonts\FRIZQT___CYR.TTF

Does any of you change fonts based on location?
Plus I cannot tell why there are two different fonts for ZH-CN. Is this because of an font-size issue?
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I have seen quite a few add-ons that do switch languages based on location. There is a large 400meg zip file floating around the internet that has all of the wow fon't for every local if you were interested in using it.



The 2 fon't you listed below you can see the description of each.


ARHei.ttf AR CrystalzcuheiGBK Demibold (Chinese)
ARKai_T.ttf AR ZhongkaiGBK Medium (Chinese)



And the full list of the Chinese font's as far as I can find.

ARHei.ttf AR CrystalzcuheiGBK Demibold (Chinese)
ARIALN.TTF Arial Narrow
ARKai_C.ttf AR ZhongkaiGBK Medium (Chinese)
ARKai_T.ttf AR ZhongkaiGBK Medium (Chinese)
bHEI00M.ttf AR Heiti2 Medium B5 (Chinese)
bHEI01B.ttf AR Heiti2 Bold B5 (Chinese)
bKAI00M.ttf AR Kaiti Medium B5 (Chinese)
bLEI00D.ttf AR Leisu Demi B5 (Chinese)

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10-02-12, 07:29 AM   #3
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Most addons that are written using the Ace3 framework that also allow font and other media customization use LibSharedMedia-3.0, SharedMedia-AdditionalFonts, and SharedMedia-Blizzard. Authors, when creating the selection menus, use AceGUIWidgets.

The last one on this list no longer should be used, as it was replaced by LibSharedMedia-3.0.

The point being that many of the fonts, especially those that come with LSM and LSM-Blizzard, and possibly others, support all the locales the game itself supports.

And they are FAR less than 400MB.
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I don't want to use any font packs. I just want to know which fonts are used by Blizzard in the specific regions. If they are good enough for them they are good for us.
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I will post the full list of blizzard font names and the regions later when I am at home, I have it on a external drive.
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In that case, look at LSM's code, which has the internal Blizzard font links, with commentary about which ones work in which locales.
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I think Zork is asking which fonts are used as equivalents to each other in different locales; eg. GameFontNormal uses Friz Quadrata TT in English, but which font file does GameFontNormal use in Korean? LSM won't answer that question. You'd need to look at the Fonts.xml file for the relevant locale.
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10-03-12, 04:57 PM   #8
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My UI is usable in very few locales only because it relies heavily on pixel fonts, and those are almost impossible to find for say Cyrillic and pretty much non-existent for Chinese etc.

Wish there was a good solution but I can't find any 'normal' fonts that I'm happy with.
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