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#1 Altynay

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

I'm very disappointed that in the latest four months that issue was not fixed. Right now it is impossible to use the most characters from Cyrillic, Greek or Japanese ingame chat, despite the numerous complains. Why do they take people's money and don't provide such a basic service? That looks like insult.

#2 Gerroh

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Numerous complaints? This is the first one I've seen.
You're also making this sound like a way bigger deal than it is, though I do miss making my sigma face of disapproval. σ_σ

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

"A bigger deal than it is?" People are playing MMOs to socialize, and when you have to break your eyes trying to comprehend whatever ad-hoc transliteration your friends are using or your brain trying to type it, after having paid $60 like everyone else is a big deal. It is 2013, not 1993, and people expect a good internationalization of their software.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I find this humourous.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Agreed, but we aren't Anet so we cant do anything. You should try here https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

Thing is, for different language sets you need support of the game-client, it isn't something that's added without a hassle in a day or so.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

Use English then.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

If you complain enough I'm sure Anet will put language sets in the gem store...(course, it'll only display correctly for those that have also purchased the same language pack).

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

View PostDevious, on 20 December 2012 - 08:15 PM, said:

...for different language sets you need support of the game-client, it isn't something that's added without a hassle in a day or so.
Not at all. The client is based on some existing library like freetype and there is a standard encoding, a UTF-8. The fact that the client supports some Western characters and Korean, but not Greek and Japanese cannot have a logic explanation.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

ArenaNet is US, NCSoft is Korean, GW has a big following in Europe (especially Germany). There's your logical explanation :)

Best course would be to contact them directly, like this a pointed already posted.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

View PostAltynay, on 23 December 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:

Not at all. The client is based on some existing library like freetype and there is a standard encoding, a UTF-8. The fact that the client supports some Western characters and Korean, but not Greek and Japanese cannot have a logic explanation.
Whatever you say mate, adding libraries to your program and running it on different devices and keeping it so that it shows up good on all isn't say, easy.
Just for the record, most people would be seeing "□" instead of the right characters ;)

Edited by Devious, 26 December 2012 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Ye lol. until the client natively supports asian languages noone except you see the text assuming that trick works :P

View PostGerroh, on 20 December 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

Numerous complaints? This is the first one I've seen.
You're also making this sound like a way bigger deal than it is, though I do miss making my sigma face of disapproval. σ_σ
Just so you know , there are a lot of asians ingame and everyone made his complain about it, it's you ignoring the reality around you. We are used to contact support for serious questions like this one, not a whine on a forum where dev team proved to not give a damn of the community ;)

At least for japanese it's possible to type it phonetically , but ye, other languages are not so easy to fix waiting an upgrade of the cleint i honestly doubt incoming so soon. :mellow:

Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 26 December 2012 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

View PostLucas Ashrock, on 26 December 2012 - 07:28 PM, said:

Ye lol. until the client natively supports asian languages noone except you see the text assuming that trick works :P
Just so you know , there are a lot of asians ingame and everyone made his complain about it, it's you ignoring the reality around you. We are used to contact support for serious questions like this one, not a whine on a forum where dev team proved to not give a damn of the community ;)

At least for japanese it's possible to type it phonetically , but ye, other languages are not so easy to fix waiting an upgrade of the cleint i honestly doubt incoming so soon. :mellow:


I'm not ignoring anything. As I said it's the first complaint of this I've ever heard, and that's all I claimed.
Stop replying to me until you learn how to read English better and learn to reply to people in general without belittling or insulting them.

And did you bother to think that there might be larger priorities that Anet is concerned with?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:15 AM

Adding of such things takes in alot of things, fonts are usually copyright protected against being used in game.

It takes a bit of paperwork other than simply add them in the game.also programming and interaction with windows etc. It is not as simple to just add this in the game.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

View PostLucas Ashrock, on 26 December 2012 - 07:28 PM, said:

Just so you know , there are a lot of asians ingame and everyone made his complain about it

The game isn't being sold in Asia yet for a reason. Don't be surprised that support is non-existent.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:47 AM

Looking for help, Ok I bought the game four days ago and haven't been able to play at all because of some stupid pass word glitch, I can't even sign into the site to complain about it I've filed a ticket and nothing happened at all. All I am asking is for someone to to sign into the forums and give them my refence number and tell this story its the only time they fix problems, any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:36 AM

View PostFoxBat, on 27 December 2012 - 02:37 AM, said:

The game isn't being sold in Asia yet for a reason. Don't be surprised that support is non-existent.
The boxed version collector edition you mean? Uhm ye, i don't remember an official asian version of the box so ye, can be related too.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

The fact is the GW2 chat system is abysmal.
It's not just language character support, the whole thing sucks.

Where's my custom chat channel so I keep in contact with my friends from various different guilds?

#19 Altynay

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Come on, even the bottom MMO like Age of Conan has a Unicode chat, so there are no any technical problems. It's just Russians, Bulgarians and Greeks being treated like second-class citizens, despite the same $60/whatever EUR they has gained from them.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

View PostAltynay, on 03 January 2013 - 04:25 AM, said:

Come on, even the bottom MMO like Age of Conan has a Unicode chat, so there are no any technical problems. It's just Russians, Bulgarians and Greeks being treated like second-class citizens, despite the same $60/whatever EUR they has gained from them.

definitely, Anet is out to get you. they hate you and all you stand for.

to be serious, it's an oversight on Anet's part. i doubt it's easy to fix, especially without breaking most of what they have.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

View PostLucas Ashrock, on 27 December 2012 - 03:36 AM, said:

The boxed version collector edition you mean?

The boxed version anything. It's not signed on with any Asia distributors, and you can't use an Asian language to buy the game digitally on their site either.

There will be a separate Asian launch at some point (looks like q3 this year), they did show at the last G-star for a reason too.

Edited by FoxBat, 03 January 2013 - 10:08 AM.





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