So for updating FF2 to modern standards I thought, "I know! I'll just use squish tiles to display the full spell names!" What a stupid, stupid idea.
It looks really, really ugly. Looks like I'm going to have to do some ASM hacking if I want to do an aesthetically-pleasing English version of FF2.
Ideally, this mockup is what I would like to have it look like:
I've been looking around on Google trying to see if Grond ever provided any notes on how he shifted the menus in FF1, and I'm wondering if I can do the same with FF2. As for finding it myself, I don't know where to start
I've done GBA ASM hacking before, but that was a lot easier because VBA has its own ASM decompiler.
On the bright side I've inserted all of the NPC text for Altair and Gatrea: