Wordament Adds French

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
When You vs. the Internet's Wordament (WP) was released, they promised that the game would eventually be expanded to include several other languages. Since then, Dutch has been added, as have Spanish, Swedish and German.

Now, the Wordament team has revealed that the French Language edition beta is up and ready for use.

French title

French game

A couple things that you French speakers are likely to want to know, given a quick look at the game board, is how the game handles accents and ligatures. Accents have been removed from the grid, so "ete and été will both be found by swiping E-T-E with the most commonly used accenting showing up in the list of found words". With ligatures, words such as "œuvre" can be found by swiping O-E-U-V-R-E.

French results

At the moment, the French Language edition will include normal puzzles and digrams, with themed versions to follow. The lexicon for this version covers "both Continental French as well as some global French (including French Canadian)", but the beauty of the beta is that if you're a native French speaker and you see something is amiss, you can go ahead and let the development team know about it.

French settings

The French Language edition is available right now. You can check it out by going to Help & Options and changing your Puzzle Language to "French BETA".
Credit for this story goes to CasperTC
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.