Description of problem:
blender supports internationalization since 2.6.
I have compiled blender myself, and the internationalization work is good. I can change to "Traditional Chinese" language via checking International Font option in File > User Preferences > System dialogue, then select Traditional Chinese and check Interface and Tooltips.
However, the version distributed by Fedora cannot take the advantage of blender 2.6 features.
If you open a terminal to launch blender, it will print out the message below:
BLF_get_unifont: 'fonts' data path not found for international font, continuing
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):2.63a-4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch blender
2. check "International Font" option in System tab of File > User Preferences dialogue
3. select Traditional Chinese as the language
4. check "Interface" and "Tooltips" to translate them into localized ones
You see many characters in supported language list are displayed as squares. And nothing happened after you applied the localization changes.
The internationalization work of blender should work fine out of box.
blender-2.65a-1.fc18.x86_64 provided by fedora does not support internationalization feature still.
In blender-2.65a-1.f18, if "international" being checked, the characters in the program will disappear instead of diplaying as squares in Fedora 17.
Attachments are screenshots.
Created attachment 701482 [details]
Blender in English
Created attachment 701483 [details]
Blender with "International" checkbox checked
In 2.68a provided by Fedora 19, users cannot choose the language to translate to.
Created attachment 787245 [details]
This is the updated screenshot from blender 2.68a provided by f19. Users even cannot see those languages to select to.
blender-2.68a-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
blender-2.68a-3.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing blender-2.68a-3.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
blender-2.68a-5.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
blender-2.68a-5.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.