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Steam Linux client in Korean is completely unreadable #1725

matthewa opened this Issue Feb 14, 2013 · 6 comments


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The client is unusable in Korean.

All the fonts are being smashed together into one clump.

This may be related to issue #415

Instead of empty boxes displaying, the fonts are just showing up clumped together.

@ghost ghost assigned gdrewb-valve Feb 14, 2013


gdrewb-valve commented Feb 14, 2013

It all looks fine for me. I have Korean fonts installed, though, do you? If not, are you testing just to see what would happen without font support? If you install a Korean font does it work?

Ah ha. That makes sense. I'll give it a shot. Just to confirm, this process if the proper way to install it right?


gdrewb-valve commented Feb 14, 2013

I only installed the font, so all I did was "apt-get install ttf-wqy-zenhei". I unfortunately don't know anything about Korean so I didn't try to change my system locale or set up input.


gdrewb-valve commented Feb 18, 2013

How did things work out? Is there still an issue here to keep this open?

Yea looks like the user got it working by installing font.


@matthewa matthewa closed this Feb 18, 2013

Oh, I saw this bug report too late.
The default Korean font in Ubuntu is NanumGothic(나눔고딕) for sans-serif.
It's in fonts-nanum package, and Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD already ships with it as default - even without installing through language-selector!

Also, the link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KoreanSetupHowto contains too old(obsolute) information.
You don't need to do anything for installing sans-serif Korean font, because it's already included.

Anyway, I can confirm this bug is no more affected on system with no ttf-wqy-zenhei installed, so I will not reopen this issue. (fixed accidently?)

p.s afaik, ttf-wqy-zenhei is Chinese font, and it includes some Japanese and KOREAN characters.
If nothing changed at source code, I guess your system is not recent Ubuntu based distros, or accidently remove fonts-nanum.
As a result, it makes installing ttf-wqy-zenhei looks like solution, although it's not.

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