« on: December 03, 2019, 10:46:27 pm »
It could be the emulator. I'm guess the ToM translation uses High Resolution mode for the text. Does Secret of Mana's menus display properly? (which also use Hi-Res mode) (I'm presuming the Japanese version also used it to get higher resolution kanji but maybe the fan-translation made it normal resolution or made a font within the same size. Since in English there's not much difference between a squished high-res font and a think low-res font.)
Not sure about the SOM menus, but I can still give some info. I'm using zsnes. The video settings have filters allowed with none of the filter options selected. With this, the text is perfectly clear.
But once I take an internal screenshot, this is what I'm left with. (this is an enlarged copy of the original screenshot)
I can't imagine there is a solution for the screenshots other than replacing the font.