(This question is about the US version.)
So the text in this game is very easy to access, thankfully. All you have to do is go into the file directory where there is a whole folder containing all the game's text. You can open up each text file with something like Notepad++ (which is what I normally use), and it all shows up fine--that is, the English text does.
However, there is some unused Japanese text, and that doesn't show up well at all. Normally it just displays as gobbledygook. Even if I change the encoding to Shift-JIS (i.e. the Japanese encoding), a couple Japanese characters will show up, but it's still mostly gobbledygook. Same is true for a couple other Japanese encoding attempts I've tried, e.g. EUC-JP. I've also tried opening it up with other programs--Notepad, Wordpad, MS Word--all to no avail.
Does anyone know how to make the Japanese part of the text show up as Japanese? I was talking to some folks on another site a few nights ago, and one of them suggested that the Japanese parts are displayed in hexadecimal--but I don't know how that finding can help me retrieve the Japanese text.
I know it's possible because a lot of the Japanese text is used as examples on the Unused Text
page of the TTYD section on TCRF.
Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!