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#1 faio

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hello, I want to add the arabic characters to the game, because I want to translate this wonderful game to arabic,

I'd like to know what tool I must use to edit the .WAD and the .FNT files to add arabic language to the game, because the chinese fan community has managed to translate the game to chinese I want to do the same and thank you. 

awaiting your posts :smile2ap:  



#2 wyel2000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:08 AM

some info about the font:

http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1851427466

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#3 wyel2000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:17 AM

http://sites.google....mmandosmod/home

 

FONTS WadExtractor/WadCreator   FontTools.zip (9k)
Tools to extract/repack the *.WAD files in the DATOS\FONTS folder.
How to use: Download FontTools.zip, extract it, run it with the java command.
(WadExtractor will extract all *.WAD in the same folder)
Java Runtime Environment required.

 

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#4 herbert3000

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:53 PM

Have a look at the attached picture.

* The text of the three screenshots on the left side can be changed easily because these are bitmaps.

* The WAD fonts (upper right screenshot) can be changed too but there are only 61 characters in the WAD charset.

* And finally the COMANDO.FNT: it has 224 characters but if you use the Chinese font expansion (e.g. SIMSUN13.FON), there are 7800+ characters available!!

fonts.jpg

 

By the way, SIMSUN13.FON is a monospaced bitmap font where each character has a dimension of 13x13 dots.



#5 faio

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

Thank you, for your help, arabic has 28 letters and each letter has up to 3 variations. it's not gonna work

but thank you.

what about commandos 2?



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

One more thing about the font used in the main menu: What do you think about replacing uncommonly used characters with a whole sequence of characters? For example I replaced the bitmap of the character & with a NEW GAME bitmap.

new_char.png

So each of these characters :&,*!¡/[]()Ñ¿$_-+%;' could be changed to an Arabic word or sentence and the letters A-Z could still be used.

 

Don't know if it's possible to extend the fonts in Commandos 2, I'm sorry.







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