Playing in different languages

You can play KHangMan in many languages including: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US and GB), Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic), Slovenian, Tajik, Swedish, Russian and Turkish. You can even try Chinese if you install the files from Kanagram!!

By default, after the first installation of KHangMan, only English and your KDE language if it is one of the above and if you have the corresponding kde-i18n package will be installed. For example if you are a Danish user and if you have KDE in Danish, in Language you will see two items: English and Danish and Danish will be the default.

You can still play KHangMan in other languages. It is very easy to add new data in KHangMan. All you need is a working Internet connection. You click on the Game menu and then on Get Words in New Language.... A dialog appears, similar to this one:

The Get New Words dialog for KHangMan

Click on the language name you want to install and then on the Install button. If the language is successfully installed, a green tick is displayed in front of the language name and the Install turns to Uninstall. The data is immediately installed and available in KHangMan. You click on the Close button to close the Get New Words dialog (if you want another data file, you can repeat these steps).

You can then easily change the language by going in the Language and choose the new language.

Please note that you can now type the special characters in a language by displaying the Special Characters toolbar. This toolbar holds buttons with an icon of each special character per language like é in French for example. Clicking on such a button will write the corresponding letter in the input line and you validate your choice with Enter. You can of course also use the keyboard layout corresponding to the language. This toolbar can be shown or hidden. The setting is restored next time you play KHangMan.


Please note that you need Arial and URW Bookman fonts in order to display the special characters correctly in some languages. Provided you have those fonts installed, KHangMan will automatically use them. If you see small squares instead of letters, then you may not have one of these fonts installed. Type fonts:/ into the Konqueror address bar to check which fonts you have installed.