Multibyte character for Asian language

Case number:699969-994805
Topic:General
Opened by:rebo
Status:Open
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 13:48
Last modified:Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:44

Now some Asian translation projects are running. Korean, Japanese, etc.
Foldit may need to deal with multibyte characters and fonts for Asian language.

(Sat, 03/23/2013 - 13:48  |  4 comments)


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Foldit currently supports UTF-8 with 1, 2, or 3 byte characters. The font renderer we use has issues with 4 or more byte characters. Unfortunately our font doesn't cover some of the languages you mentioned and more.

Thanks for the reminder.

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More than 1.5 billion people, about 38% of the population of Asia or 22% of all the people in the world, live in East Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asia

Image to harness the folding powers of that many ppl... o_O*

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Hello everybody!

I have been working on the Chinese translation of foldit for a while and nearly finished. However, I figured out that Chinese characters could not display normally, even after I put the Chinese font into every folder named "fonts" in the Foldit folder :(

My PC is Windows7 (32bit) and I applied my translation by creating the folder "locale", so I also tried creating a folder named "fonts" and it didn't work either.

Then I found this thread and am quite confused now... Is it that Foldit COULD work well once it get the fonts of Chinese (or other Asian languages) or it could NOT support Asian languages even with the fonts? If it is the latter, is there anything for me to do to change the situation? I've seen a lot of Chinese people asking for the Chinese translation of Foldit. I really do hope more Chinese people could enjoy the game and contribute to science!

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