A recent patch, I'm not sure which, has broken the unicode support within my Steam copy of TF2. Server names with non-Roman characters don't show. I don't even have umlauts which is silly considering that you need them to write Übercharge.

Some Googling didn't turn up anything recent, just a few complaints from 2009. I'm sure it's a TF2 only problem, and have made no other recent changes to my system.

How can I restore unicode support to my copy of TF2?

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    @Steve V.: Mmmph mhrhhrmph. – BoltClock Jul 10 '12 at 7:12
  • The question is right there: "How can I restore unicode support to my copy of TF2?" – user3389 Jul 10 '12 at 10:18
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    Ask 3 of your friends that play TF2. Do they experience the same problem as you are? – kotekzot Jul 10 '12 at 11:21
  • Relevant: patches and old bugs. – Wok Jul 10 '12 at 19:14
  • I'm deleting local content and re-downloading. Will see if that fixes it. Previously my local content was verified as complete, no errors, so... :-/ – Drew Jul 10 '12 at 23:03

First search for a server outside of the TF2 client, use sites such as Gametracker or Game-Monitor. Then instead of relying on unicode support for server connections in TF2, use the IP address on the server you want to connect to.

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