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[PC] Please support multilanguage at least for chat and in-box messages


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I have a foreign friend who can not use my language.
Both of us live in non-english culture country and both have client in own language.
The problem is that we can not see and write opponent's language in chat or in-box message.
So, I tested the client.

* Tested on these clients
Language 1 (mine)
Language 2 (friend's)
English

1. English client
Language 1 - Can not be seen, Can not write
Language 2 - Can not be seen, Can not write
English - Can be seen, Can write

2. Language 1 client
Language 1 - Can be seen, Can write
Language 2 - Can not be seen, Can not write
English - Can be seen, Can write

3. Language 2 client
Language 1 - Can not be seen, Can not write
Language 2 - Can be seen, Can write
English - Can be seen, Can write

It means that each language client can only see and write their own language.
We added each other as friends which means at least we can connect with each other.
If Warframe is going to support one-sever for whole world, I think it is basic to support multiple languages.

Thanks

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Region, Trade and Recruiting are locked to certain languages (e.g. in central Europe or the US, these chats are primarily English, though people are not exactly prevented from using other languages, it's generally frowned upon to flood the chat with VAN MAGYAR or TURKCE however).

Squad chats or private messages do not have such limitation.

 

Certain limitations are by design, regions can be changed in-game (though are region, not language specific), clan, squad and private chat are unregulated, if you cannot talk to your friend while in a squad or privately, then we have an issue you should inform the technical support about.

 

However, on a tangent, the item linking is flawed and suffers from the same issue objectives have been suffering from repeatedly, it passes raw text instead of data what should be displayed, in-game it resulted in objectives being displayed in Russian if the host was Russian, same applies to linking where e.g. some frenchman can link [Sybaris Prime Barrel] and have it displayed as [Sybaris Prime - Cannone] and lead to nowhere.

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45 minutes ago, ArinCherryBlossom said:

Nope. Private message also has limitation.

The languages I said is Japanese, Korean, Chinese such things. I said I'm in non-english culture on the thread

I am fairly certain this is not the case but I'd like to confirm or deny it for sure, are you in game right now?

 

After quick chat with the OP we've established what the problem actually is.

Lack of fonts. English variant of the game does not support all of these fancy bushes people of Asia use to convey their ideas, instead it's replaced with asterisks (*).

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2 hours ago, JuicyButthurt said:

After quick chat with the OP we've established what the problem actually is.

Lack of fonts. English variant of the game does not support all of these fancy bushes people of Asia use to convey their ideas, instead it's replaced with asterisks (*).

I think it is not lack of fonts.

Because if you change language setting from the launcher, you can see that specific language you set in the game.

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For example, as I said from the example from above, let's say I want to see Korean and Japanese at the same time.

1) If you start game with Korean setting, you can see and write Korean and English, but not Japanese (+other non-english characters)

2) If you start game with Japanese setting, you can see and write Japanese and English, but not Korean (+other non-english characters)

 

It means... (actually I assumes)

Possibility 1. Every font is already included in client but client uses specific language font for each language settings

Possibility 2. It just don't display other languages even client can show them.

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  • 1 month later...

This is pretty frustrating to me as well,most asians dont speak english as their first language. My random squadmates that i come across are sometimes non-english speakers and trust me no matter how much i explain that i cannot see what hey type they would still reply me in their own language. I can read chinese though its not my strongest suit, i can read it.

 

As you can see in this picture, that whole 35 mins frustrated me because i had NO idea what was going on until one of the squadmates decided to type in english. I understand that if they want to separate markets but this is too much isnt it? I can read chinese but because im more comfortable with english i will have no clue on what my chinese speaking friends are saying.


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DE needs to add actual multi-language in the game because if im going to be matched up against people that speak one language which isnt english i might as well see what they are typing. And Yes you can pick the language of your warframe, I prefer English because i read faster in english, plus i speak around 7 languages and i can read them and all of them are in the selection of language DE offers in their launcher. 

**EDIT** 
So either they need to make sure that NO player with a different language is matched with you OR just make it a thing.

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The chat function does not support other languages currently, that is if you play English client.
Switching to Chinese or Japanese seems to enable the decoding thus support all chinese characters,kanji, hiragana and katakana

Though that would mean all your mod interface, arsernal... and everything else will be hard-translated and most 
of the translation is pretty off as I can read both Chinese and English language, some translation on the Chinese client is hilarious.

Japanese translation is slightly better than Chinese, consider there is Katakana for pronunciation translation and Kanji/ hiragana 
being used for meaning translation.

With inconsistent terms of translation ranging from Soma being translated as it's meaning, 
and Sybaris being hard translate into it's pronunciation using Chinese characters as "consonants"

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+1

 

As a Japanese player who plays English client most of the time (because I can hardly find anyone to play with in the Recruiting tab if I set the language to Japanese), I have to say that the English client won't show any non-Latin characters is *extremely* annoying. Say, I receive a private message from a friend who speaks Japanese, and then all I can do is ridiculously ask them "please type what you said right now two minutes later," and restart the client.

 

I know there are always issues with multilingualization, such as the Han unification problem (assuming Warframe uses Unicode). But "some characters may be rendered incorrectly" is far much better than the current situation.

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I hate to dredge up an old thread, but it's 2021 already and this is still an issue.  I just started playing multiplayer, and almost immediately ran into this exact problem.  While setting the client to Traditional Chinese allowed the chat messages to display correctly, I've already played more than 1000 hours in English and would really rather not have to relearn all of the obscure terms and item names again.

Seriously folks, it's 2021 already.  I18n should not be this hard.  I suspect merely setting the chat font to a Unicode one with East Asian language glyphs will do the trick (everything else is automatic if your text encoding is utf-8 or something similar), can you at least give it a try?

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Agree to everyone here. It's 2021 where pretty much everyone is bilingual at some level, please don't make the game tell people what language they don't know.

None of the other online games I've played have this issue. Warframe is by no means behind in tech, 14 different languages/variants are already supported in the game, just flip the flippin switch!

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