Hedgewars in Chinese

Posted on: Sat, 2020-02-01 - 16:35 By: dl7und

Hedgewars uses the same font as SMC, so the same procedure to properly display Chinese applies.

It seems that Hedgewars  has incorporated a translation made by students in one of my courses - which I only found out through checking SVN, since there was no feedback. Anyway, part of the text will display right away, but only part. You will still need to replace the embedded font file the same way as I described for Secret Maryo.

I installed Hedgewars from SVN here on Linux, so my path here is


On a regular installation (Jaunty? other distris?), it should be


Replace that file with one capable of displaying hanzi. I did it this way:

rm /usr/local/share/hedgewars/Data/Fonts/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
 ln -s /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic/ukai.ttc /usr/local/share/hedgewars/Data/Fonts/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf

The game already advanced beyond our translation, so we will probably need to do a new one soon. But still:

Have fun!