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Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« on: May 22, 2011, 02:26:07 am »
Would any kind soul like to help me ID the symbols in these numbered phrases? I can offer a virtual cookie or beer smiley, and project credits, in return.  :D

Phrases #1~4
Phrases #5~12
Phrases #13~16

#2 and #14 look like they might be half-width Katakana now that I compare them to some of the English onscreen, but those should be the only ones.

Even one or two symbols per phrase will help me speed this along immensely. Unicode or Shift_JIS results are both fine for me too -- my Microsoft Excel Shift_JIS list seems to pick up on either as long as I have a symbol to copy/paste into a search. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out the actual meaning of the phrases in context, though I'd welcome any observations people would offer.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 02:34:02 am by FaustWolf »
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 02:40:07 am »
1) 君主 - monarch
2) ハイランド - highland
3) ソルジャー - soldier
4) バトルエルフ - battle elf
5) ハイランド王国所属 - belongs to highland kingdom
6) 規模 - scope
7) 武将 - general
8 ) 兵士 - soldiers
9) 捕虜 - prisoners
10) レベル1 - Level 1
11) 太守 - (depends on context—“commander” could work)
12) 君主 - monarch (same as 1)
13) 武将 - general (same as 7)
14) ハイランド - highland
15) 兵種一覧 - list of soldier types (or list of soldiers, could be either)
16) 魔法一覧 - list of magic/spells
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 02:50:11 am »
Re 15: If it's a list of soldiers, rather than soldier types, consider 'Roster' instead—it's shorter and conveys the same concept. (Or 'Roll Call', for that matter.)

If you're feeling punny, the soldier-types one can be 'Role Call'. :p

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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 01:53:25 pm »
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11) 太守 - (depends on context—“commander” could work)

The literal translation for this word is "Viceroy", an official who governs a territory in the name of a monarch. So it's not necessarily the same as a military commander, and I'm betting it shows up elsewhere in the game.

Personally, I'd go with "Governor", but as BRPXQZME pointed out, it is context-specific.
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 04:36:26 pm »
Woooo, thanks a ton BRPXQZME!

Thanks for the suggestions on #11 and #15 everyone. I still need to look more closely at the context for #11. #15 refers to a list of the soldiers a particular general is capable of commanding, and how many of each. I'll probably go with "Soldiers" for that one, but "Roster" fits well for a label used for the list of soldiers actually attached to a general in real-time. Thanks!

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Castle stats screen
Officer list screen
Officer stats screen

I still have to take a chisel to some ASM, so no worries about the gibberish kana that appear where soldier classes should. A few labels are also removed for now that I'll put back once I've figured out their coordinate addresses.


How about another round of ID'ing?  :)

Phrases 17~18

Phrase 19 (I suspect that this is gibberish kana, but let me know if you think it's the name "Albrecht" or some kind of ordinal numbering)

Phrases 20~27

Phrase 28 (BRPXQZME covered the other labels here, I just have to mop them up still)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2011, 08:28:38 pm by FaustWolf »
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 09:55:17 pm »
17) 師団編成 - division organization (as in, organizing a military division, not “The ~”)
18 ) 兵士数順 - soldier order (as in, place in line, not giving orders)
19) ネビツフ - looks like gibberish to me
20) 左 - left
21) 右 - right
22) 決定 - set
23) キャンセル - cancel
24) 予備兵士 - reserve soldier
25) 雇用兵士 - hired soldier? (it’s a term that seems to be endemic to this game)
26) 決定 - set (same as 22)
27) はずす - undo
28) 師団 - division (as in 17)
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 05:29:03 am »
BRPXQZME saves the day again!  :crazy:  More proof that humans beat optical character recognition software any day.

Thanks for confirming that #19 is gibberish. It seems to be coming from the game's really funky handling of ASCII values for display of an 8x8 font.
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 08:49:20 pm »
BRPXQZME, would you be my knight in shining armor one last time? :-*

Phrases 29~31

Phrases 32~35

Phrases 36~41

Phrase 42

Phrase 43

Phrases 44~51 (Ignore 50 & 51 -- these have been covered already)

Phrase 52


Phew, just a couple files away from opening up quality testing at this point. Exciting!
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 10:54:59 pm »
As always, these are translated for clarity rather than brevity.

29) 新規研究 - New research
30) リストから選択 - Choose from list
31) 材料一覧 - List of materials

32) 解除 - Cancel
33) 築城の委任を中止させる - Stop delegation of castle fortification
34) 委任 - Delegate
35) 築城の実行を全て任せる - Entrust all castle fortification

36) 解除 - Cancel
37) 委任や報告を中止させる - Stop delegation and reports
38) 委任 - Delegate
39) 捕虜会見の全てを任せる - Entrust all debriefing of POWs
40) 報告 - Report
41) 捕虜の状態を報告させる - Report the status of POWs

42) 捕虜選択 - POW selection

43) 捕虜 - POW

44) 総武将数 - Total number of generals
45) 総城数 - Total number of castles
46) 負傷者数 - Number of injured
47) 総戦闘数 - Total number of battles
48) 総勝利数 - Total number of wins
49) 総敗北数 - Total number of losses

52) 場所 - Location
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 09:47:34 am »
Perfect, thanks again! That should take care of all labels. Man, it's amazing you could read the finer kanji on #44 through 49! I'm glad I didn't try looking those up by hand.  :D
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 09:50:08 am »
wow...  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 08:41:16 pm »
Darn, we just found two stragglers. Open season on these for anyone who can pitch in!

http://i.imgur.com/foA42.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/qyo6K.jpg
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 09:58:13 pm »
Darn, we just found two stragglers. Open season on these for anyone who can pitch in!

http://i.imgur.com/foA42.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/qyo6K.jpg
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Re: Kanji/Katakana/Hiragana ID -- Dragon Force II
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 10:41:34 pm »
Yep, that sounds spot on. Uber thanks DS!
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