Scott Kevill’s online Mac game matching and chat service
has been updated with Unicode support. As a result, chat rooms, game rooms, private messages and other text-based content on the service can be multilingual without having to depend on Roman alphabets.
“I’m excited to add Unicode support to GameRanger, as this will allow GameRanger’s Japanese, Chinese and other members to chat in their native languages, enhancing GameRanger’s truly global multiplayer experience,” said Kevill in a statement.
GameRanger provides multiplayer support for more than 100 different games, including many popular commercial releases, shareware games and freeware titles. Users connect to GameRanger and can either join or host games amongst themselves, or they can use master servers to connect to popular online games like Unreal Tournament and Quake.
Basic access to the service is free, but GameRanger also provides a subscription-based Premium service that adds additional features.