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Cake day: July 6th, 2023


  • You can use localectl to change the locale on Fedora. Here’s what you need to do:

    • See if you have Japanese locale installed. Something like ja_JP.UTF-8 should be in the output of localectl list-locales.
    • If it’s not, you should install it using the following command: sudo dnf install langpacks-ja (I’m not 100 % sure about this and I don’t have a Fedora system to test it on.)
    • Set the locale: sudo localectl set-locale LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8
    • Reboot your system. Everything should be in Japanese now.

    This will (probably) change everything to Japanese – texts in menus, error messages in the terminal, and also the font rendering. This answer on Stack Overflow suggests to do something with your fonts.conf. This way your UI would be in English (or your preferred language) and kanji would render as the Japanese variants.

  • A. I don’t know much about CJK fonts. I’m just spitballing. I am also half asleep.

    B. It depends where the font is displayed. As you probably know, different Japanese, Korean and Chinese characters, which share history and look similar, share one unicode codepoint, see this Wikipedia article. Which specific glyph is shown is decided by some variable that specifies in what language the text is written:

    • If the text is somewhere in the GUI (the title bar, the panel, some menu), it is probably decided by your default language and locale. This can be changed somewhere in settings. Changing this would also probably change everything to Japanese.
    • If the text is somewhere on the web, this is decided by the lang parameter of the website. You can’t change this easily.

  • I’m responding to both your comments here.

    Did you undervolt your SD? Is it the steam version of Spiderman? Did you install it on your SD card or main memory?

    The Deck’s basically new, I haven’t done anything to it (yet): No undervolting, no SD card, no non-steam games (except Minecraft).

    Uninstall the game. Restart your deck. Install it again.

    I’ve tried this already, but it did not work. I’ll try it again, but it’ll take a while, because my internet is really slow.

    I’d open a support ticket over it. Since it works for everyone else really well it has to be an issue with your deck, specifically.

    Sounds like it’s my a fault of my particular unit. 🫠 As I said, I’ll try to reinstall the game again and if that doesn’t work, I’ll open a ticket. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I haven’t played many games on my Deck yet, but all of them—except the two I mentioned—worked very well. Even Baldur’s Gate 3 runs fine and it is a very demanding game. I wonder why just the games from Sony are problematic. The worst thing about this is that they load, seem to run fine for a few seconds, then freeze and crash.

    Maybe I’ll bite the bullet and not worry about it now and later I’ll buy Steam Deck 2 sooner rather than later.

  • I started playing Enderal, a total conversion of Skyrim. I like the deeper RPG mechanics, which the mod adds, although I’m a bit nervous about choosing something wrong and fucking up my character.

    The game is set in a different world than Elder Scrolls. I’m not sure I like it as much, but that might be because of the different music.

  • Yes, it shouldn’t. Unfortunately, the developers of GTK thrived on changes to the API during the GTK3 era. I don’t know why Go devs don’t (and I am indeed very glad that they don’t). Perhaps it’s because of the different structures of the development teams or perhaps because GTK has more hazy goals. 🤷‍♂️