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SNES Japan letters question
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:20:46 pm »
Does they using capital uppercase letters in Japanese SFC like Rockman & Forte, and many others ? I noticed but I am not sure if those are capital uppercase letters only. Am I right ?

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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 06:15:31 am »
Does they using capital uppercase letters in Japanese SFC like Rockman & Forte, and many others ? I noticed but I am not sure if those are capital uppercase letters only. Am I right ?

Anybody?

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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 04:50:58 am »
Well keep in mind that Japan use more than one alphabet:
- Hiragana
- Katakana
- Kanji
- Latin
- Arabic Numerals

The SNES has 64KB of VRAM (where the tiles are stored). It all depends on how much space the programmer dedicates to store the font. The size of the font would also come into play.

Super Puyo Puyo for example uses a different font set for each stage, with each letter taking up 4 (16x16) tiles. So each font set only displays the required characters.

Rockman and Forte goes for the 1 (8x8) tile approach, so it can store all the Hiragana, Katakana, Numbers, and ? ! 。 etc. To save some space, characters like ブ have the " above the tile as seen here: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/snes/562644-rockman-and-forte/images/214
I would have to check the VRAM, but I suspect it only uses the required Latin and Kanji characters. So "D" and "r." would be used for "Dr.ワイリー (Dr. Wily)". 出 (Exit) might be one of the Kanjis that is used.

Super Puyo Puyo 2 doesn't store the font set in the VRAM. Instead it transfers the required character that is needed. This way, you aren't hogging up the VRAM, and store more characters.

Hope that helps.
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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 05:03:49 am »
Yes, I understand. Thank you so much!

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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 07:18:31 am »
I was able to copy-paste the font from SNES rockman forte perfectly just fine to NES, for megaman 3 improvement (rockman 3 improvement for japanese version)

https://i.imgur.com/qjan2wq.png

I dont think rock forte has any kanji, only the regular hiragana and katakana as seen in the image above. it's at 3BE000 there, and only viewed in gameboy mode for some reason, for yy-chr here

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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 05:15:54 am »
I was able to copy-paste the font from SNES rockman forte perfectly just fine to NES, for megaman 3 improvement (rockman 3 improvement for japanese version)

https://i.imgur.com/qjan2wq.png

I dont think rock forte has any kanji, only the regular hiragana and katakana as seen in the image above. it's at 3BE000 there, and only viewed in gameboy mode for some reason, for yy-chr here

That's cool!

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Re: SNES Japan letters question
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 01:15:58 pm »
https://i.imgur.com/qjan2wq.png

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