How to Install Chinese Fonts on "World of Warcraft"

By Katherine Eastman

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • UnicodeFont add-on

  • File compression software

Make your World of Warcraft interface display Hanzi characters with the UnicodeFont add-on.
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World of Warcraft, produced by Blizzard Entertainment, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). While it has regions that cover the globe, players from one region are often isolated from players in another region by language codecs and realm availability. Though distribution versions of the game outside of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom provide Chinese fonts natively, the language packs for those countries do not include Hanzi fonts. Fortunately, you can easily install an add-on to display Chinese characters.

Download the UnicodeFont addon. Click on the .zip file in your "Download" folder, select "Open with" and then select the file compression software. Use the extract function, and select "Desktop" as the location. Unzip the files.

Open your World of Warcraft folder. Windows 7 suggests installation in "C:/Users/Public/Games/World of Warcraft," but in earlier versions of Windows, check "C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft." For Macintosh, check "HDD/Applications/World of Warcraft."

Select the folder named "Interface," and then select the folder named "AddOns." If neither folder exists, create a new one. Transfer the files from the "Desktop" to the "AddOns" folder.

Sign in to World of Warcraft. Click the "AddOns" button at the lower right side of the character selection screen. Check the box next to UnicodeFont to enable the add-on.