Can you use the compromise FF4 namingway edition used of Thundra and Thundga instead of Thundara and Thundaga? I belive Rodimus Primal was also able to get the full names for the Blizzard spells in with squish tiles: http://www.romhacking.net/?page=hacks&action=images&id=2337&imageid=2
I'd like to do this, however I'm running into issues when it comes to space. Bear in mind my hacking knowledge is limited and I'll explain it as best I can.
Here is the image that the FF5 text editor gives me for the 8x8 font, each represented by hex 00 to FF:
However, I am not able to use any of this space, which is unfortunate as the empty black spaces would be really useful.
Say, for example, I replaced the text for the Fire spell with this symbol, hex 40.
However, when I go into the game, it looks like this.
The 'g' should be the symbol shown above.
There should be a japanese character corresponding to the hex value 40 in the top box, as far as I know.
No idea what's happening here, really. If I could somehow find a way to use some of this space I could easily update the relavent spell names. Unless you have any other ideas, of course.
(Apologies for my sloppy Snipping Tool work, it was a bit rushed)
EDIT: Just submitted a poll for which font I should use.
EDIT 2: RPGe actually added some more icons for their translation. For comparison's sake, here is the japanese version:
This gives me two choices - either forgo the -ra -ga spell system, or sacrifice some item icon tiles, possibly resulting in less clear/appealing item names.