Install and configure Wine.

First, install Wine.

sudo apt install wine64

After installing, open winecfg.

winecfg

Ajust the dpi to a higher value. I'm using 192 for 4K display.

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Download and configure fonts

Download and configure fonts. Run the following commands:

sudo apt install cabextract
sudo apt install winetricks
winetricks corefonts gdiplus riched20 riched30

Download and install WeChat

Download wechat.

wget https://dldir1.qq.com/weixin/Windows/WeChatSetup.exe

Start WeChat installer with Wine.

wine ./WineChatSetup.exe

Now finish the installer like you done in Windows before.

Edit the language settings.

Hopefully, you will see WeChat logo in your program list.

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Edit that with:

vim ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/WeChat/WeChat.desktop

And modify the Exec part.

Append the following to the beginning:

env LC_ALL="zh_CN.UTF8" 

It finally looks like this:

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Now start WeChat!

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Issues

  • WeChat is running in a Chinese environment. So when WeChat is starting other things like browser, the browser might be Chinese edition.
  • WeChat may crash when opening miniprograms.

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